Congratulations to Aaron Judge and Gary Sanchez, recipients of the Silver Slugger Awards at their positions.
Another player has endorsed A-Rod for Yankees’ manager: Carlos Beltran.
Here is the problem I have with A-Rod.
Back in the 1930s, Babe Ruth wanted to manage. The line teams gave on Babe Ruth was this: “if he can’t manage himself, how will he manage a team?”
The same applies to A-Rod. Suspended for a full year because of steroids, if he couldn’t manage his own affairs, how could he manage a a team?
Despite recommendations from CC and Carlos Beltran, how do they defend that question?
Besides, I don’t believe that all of A-Rod’s outside interests (including J-Lo) would permit him to manage the Yankees.
Apparently Rob Thomson had a five-hour interview with the Yanks about becoming their next manager.
Besides David Cone and John Flaherty being interested in the job, another interesting name has developed.
Now Boone has a lot of baseball pedigree, and not only as ESPN’s voice on ball games the past few seasons. He fits as a younger manager, just 44.
The bane of Red Sox Nation since his HR to end the 2003 ALCS has a grandpa (Ray Boone) who was a 2x All-Star in the 1950s who led the AL in 1955 in RBI.
His dad, Bob, was a top-notch catcher in the 1970s and 1980s for the Phillies and Angels and who managed for a few years. Bob was a 4x All-Star, and 7x Gold Glove C who could work with Sanchez. Could Bob, even though he will be 70 soon, be a bench coach for his son and work with Sanchez?
Aaron Boone’s brother Bret was a MLB star.
In the AFL, Yankees’ prospects: (Scottsdale lost, 7-6):
SS Kyle Holder, 0 for 4, walked, Scored a run
LF Billy McKinney 1 for 3, walked 3 x.