Not so long ago, it seemed Don Mattingly might be next in line to manage the Yankees. Now his name is being linked to the Cleveland Indians.
The Cleveland Plain Dealer has reported that Mattingly is among those who has interviewed for the Indians job. The Boston Globe has talked to Mattingly about the possibility of looking for a job outside of Los Angeles, where he’s currently the Dodgers hitting coach.
“I don’t want to go anywhere that doesn’t want to win,” Mattingly told the Globe. “I’ve been around this game now long enough and played for and coached some very good teams, so you want a team that’s on the verge of making the playoffs. It doesn’t mean you wouldn’t go manage a young club that’s building toward that. As long as the organization wants to get there, I’d be fine with that.”