Today, New York Yankees general manager Brian Cashman met with manager Joe Girardi’s agent to discuss a new contract to keep the upcoming free-agent manager in the Bronx for a few more seasons.
Cashman has said that he’ll know more about he and Girardi stand after today’s meeting, and we’ll know within the next couple of days how the meeting went.
On the off chance it didn’t go well, and Girardi doesn’t seem to be coming back next season, then the Yankees would be in the hunt for a new manager. But who? Would the Yankees stay in house and hire someone that’s played in pinstripes before, or would they go with an outside choice. Here are my possible candidates.
Tony Pena — former big league catcher, current bench coach: At the moment, this would seem to be the Yankees first option to replace Girardi. Pena spent 18 years in the majors as a catcher with the Boston Red Sox, Pittsburgh Pirates, St. Louis Cardinals, Chicago White Sox, Cleveland Indians and Houston Astros. Hiring him would ...