MLB rumors: Alex Rodriguez next Yankees manager?

Posted Octubre 28, 2017

The sources added that age wouldn't necessarily be a huge factor in deciding a new manager, though Girardi was 43 when he took the job in 2007. Certainly during most of Girardi's tenure when, just as often as not, he was forced to play past-their-prime veterans as opposed to genuine stars. Current Yankees coaches Tony Pena and Rob Thomson have been mentioned.

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The Swiss initially confirmed the news on Twitter and Facebook after winning her quarterfinal doubles match.

2012: With Jeter injured in a division series victory over Baltimore, the Yanks batted just.157 in a four-game sweep by Detroit in the ALCS, with Rodriguez getting benched in Game 4.

But it never hamstrung them so much that they could not compete. He went from field coordinator to director of player development to vice president of minor league development in 2003.


Except they didn't. They remained in fourth place, but they improved that record to a few more games above.500 and were in the thick of the Wild Card race until late in the season. Girardi's contract expired after the 2017 season, but he was just one win away from the World Series this year, so it was believed that he would return if he wanted to.

While managers were once considered the generals of their teams, there has been a power shift in recent years.

Al Pedrique: Named the International League's manager of the year for a second straight season, guiding Class AAA Scranton/Wilkes-Barre to 86-55 record.

After 10 years, it was enough. Rookies should not be in the business of choosing their own manager, of course, but a ball club has a duty to put a manager in charge who will get the most out of the most important players on the roster. He also led the team to a World Series Championship in 2009. Posada pulled himself from the lineup in May when Girardi dropped him to ninth in the order. It helped him overcome some physical limitations to have a long major league career, and it vaulted him to the top of the list for two managing jobs. The team has a bye this week.

According to two people with knowledge of the thinking of the Yankees' front office, who agreed to talk with NJ Advance Media on the condition of anonymity in order to speak freely, there's a good chance Cashman will target most of the following traits following in a new leader: a dynamic personality, with stronger communication skills and the ability to bring people together; someone who's analytically curious if not totally driven; and media savvy. So there are some things that at times are unpopular, or are not popular.


Going forward there is no doubt. After losing a heartbreaking ALCS, New York is looking to take the next step. Girardi was absent from that story, but where did he fall in the dispute?

Those who know Cashman say he will prioritize someone with whom he has a pre-existing relationship.

"I use a lot of sun protection, sunscreen".

Over 162 games, plus playoffs, plus the crucible of Big Apple scrutiny, managing in the media vortex of the world, any man or manager will make a mistake.