Still waiting on Tanaka. What he does influences the Yankees’ offseason from day one.
Cross some other people off the list of who may be the Yankees’ next mgr.
Raul Ibanez is flattered but wants to stay in LA in the Dodgers’ front office.
Billy McKinney, OF/1B, has been added to the AFL All-Star team.
I don’t know how they can do this before free agency and which free agents sign with what team, but the Yanks are 11-1 odds to win the 2018 WS. Not bad.
By contrast, other teams in my area: Mets 22/1 and Phillies 75-1.
In the AFL, Scottsdale lost, 4-2. Yankees’ prospects:
RF Estevan Florial. 1 for 4, 2 strikeouts. .289.
2B Kyle Holder. 1 for 4, double. One strikeout. .375
Andrew Schwaab pitched two innings of relief. 2 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 1 K.
Earlier today, you could cross Joe Espada off the list of replacements for Joe Girardi. He signed on as bench coach for Houston.
Now cross off not only Ibanez, but someone else.
Kevin Long, former hitting coach for the Yanks and recently, the Mets, has signed on to be the hitting coach for the Nationals.