Even though it is the offseason for the New York Yankees there have been plenty of rumors circulating around regarding manager interviews, player signings and Aaron Judge winning Rookie of the Year. The main rumors to follow for today are below.
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Yankees Pursuing Giancarlo Stanton
Stanton is only 28 years old and coming off a season where he hit 59 home runs, Stanton is one of the biggest names on the open market. The pursuit may just be a decoy to push the price up for him though according to Mike Axisa of River Avenue Blues.
The Red Sox have shown interest in Stanton and Cashman has a long history of "faking" interest in a free agent to make life more difficult on the Red Sox. The only way that this works is if the interest in Stanton is realistic and it totally is for the Yankees because they want to make a World Series push, they have the prospects and can make room for him on the field.
The pursuit for Stanton to the Yankees is real but the Yankees actually signing him seems like just a rumor to drive up the price.
Carlos Beltran Retires But Wants To Coach
After winning the World Series with the Houston Astros this season, 20-year veteran Carlos Beltran has announced his retirement. Beltran announced his interest in becoming the manager for the Yankees, and according to Cashman, he has a shot.
The Yankees like the just retired Carlos Beltran as a potential managerial candidate, according to an official with knowledge of the situation. Yankees' GM Brian Cashman has always been a big fan of Beltran's on and off the field. It will be up to... https://t.co/Psja1oMSYy— Andrew Marchand (@AndrewMarchand) November 13, 2017
Beltran played with the Yankees for two seasons and has made a positive impact on the players and the front office which makes him a realistic option.
Yankee Manager Interviews Today
The interviews the Yankees are conducting today include the names of Aaron Boone and Hensley Meulens according to Joel Sherman of the New York Post. Meulens has been the hitting coach for the Giants helping them win three World Series in the last seven seasons. Meulens also known as "Bam-Bam" spent five years with the Yankees in the late eighties and early nineties.
Boone, on the other hand, played only 54 games with the Yankees but has one of the most memorable hits in Yankees history when he blasted a home run against the Boston Red Sox in the 2003 ALCS to give the Yankees the win. Boone currently is an ESPN analyst and has been employed there for 12 years. He comes from a baseball family but the fact he has never managed before will hurt his chances of getting the job.
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Boone and Meulins join the list of interviewees for the Yankees, a position that has had only two managers in the last 22 years.Back to the New York Yankees Newsfeed