Friday, October 19, 2007

And the next Yankee manager is . . .

Cliff Corcoran over at Baseball Toaster has the best analysis of potential Torre replacements you're likely to read today. Why is it the best? Instead of the usual Girardi-Mattingly talk, he goes through seventeen -- yes, seventeen -- potential candidates.

My favorite dark horse Corcoran mentions? Davey Johnson.

2 comments:

Osmodious said...

Fantastic analysis...it's obvious that this guy knows the Yankees pretty well (and the candidates as well).

Personally, I've been thinking that Girardi is the way to go here. The biggest 'con' most of my Yankee fan friends can come up with is his youth, and the potential lack of respect from the players. But Jorge and Jeter both respect him immensely, and they would set the tone for the young'uns on the team. As mentioned, his commentary during Yankee broadcasts shows that he knows his stuff...seriously, it's like a master-class in baseball tactics and strategy when he calls a game (best when paired with Al Leiter, who is no Jim Kaat but is really good).

I don't know about Davy Johnson...not sure he'd get respect from the Yankee fans (who tend to think of the Mets as a minor league team for some reason). Not that that is of major concern, but it could lead to problems with the media...

Shyster said...

I think I just have an irrational love of Davey Johnson. Not sure why. And now that I think about it, I agree with the guy at Baseball Toaster that he may be really bad news for young pitchers. Doc Gooden pitched too many innings at a young age. What would Davey do to Joba?