Apparently Rob Thomson has a backup plan in case he is not selected as the new Yankees manager. He interviewed with the Phillies to possibly be their new bench coach to new Phillies Manager Gabe Kapler. Thomson was the bench coach to Joe Girardi last year and yes, would feel that if he were passed over as Yankees’ manager that the new manager would want his own bench coach and would feel awkward with Thomson as bench coach.
Better than Darvish? One scout who saw Yu Darvish when he was in his early 20’s and who has seen Ohtani recently says that Ohtani is further along at his age than Darvish was at the same age.