Here’s some news for you:
Just spoke to Brian Cashman. He said he reached out today to three candidates to become manager: Joe Girardi, Don Mattingly and Tony Pena.
The Yankees were interested in speaking to Trey Hillman, but by the time they had a vacancy, he had agreed to terms with the Royals. “Trey is somebody I talk to at least once a week,” Cashman said. “But the timing wasn’t right.”
Cashman said the process could be culiminated swiftly. But he also warned that it could take until after the World Series. “I’ll expand the pool of candidates if that is what I need to do,” he said.
At the same time, he said, he will be negotiating with the in-house free agents. He does not yet know whether the departure of Joe Torre will make that more difficult.
“Nobody has told me that,” he said. “We’ll find that out.”
The Yankees are moving forward and wasting no time. That much is clear.