Still no word on who the next manager will be. If Brian Cashman has selected a candidate to send to the Steinbrenners, they’ve managed to keep it quiet.
Depending on who is speculating, some people believe Joe Girardi will get the gig. Others Don Mattingly. Nobody is going on the record, so be careful what you choose to believe. The latest indications are that Girardi will get the job.
Based on the comments of Hal Steinbrenner, the team will negotiate a deal with the new manager on Monday and the announcement should come on Tuesday.
The Yankees can’t make a bad choice here. Girardi and Mattingly are both qualified. Mattingly would probably get a longer honeymoon from the fans and the media, but that shouldn’t be a factor in making a decision.