NEW YORK — New York Yankees common supervisor Brian Cashman considers retired participant Carlos Beltran a good friend, a future Hall of Famer and a extremely revered baseball individual. Does he think about him a candidate to be the following Yankees supervisor? Possibly.
Beltran, 40, informed ESPN Deportes’ Marly Rivera that he can be interested by interviewing for the crew’s managerial job. Cashman praised Beltran’s attributes as an expert and talked about that the final two Yankees’ managers — Joe Girardi and Joe Torre — mainly went from taking part in to the highest job within the dugout.
Torre was participant/supervisor in 1977 with the Mets earlier than retiring as a participant to handle full time. Girardi completed taking part in in 2003, went into broadcasting for a couple of years, managed the Marlins for the 2006 season, was fired and went again to TV in 2007 earlier than getting the Yankees job in 2008.
In Cashman’s thoughts, Beltran’s lack of expertise within the dugout doesn’t sound like an instantaneous disqualifier.
“I am aware of his interest in managing in the future,” Cashman mentioned. “I’ll leave it at that for right now.”
The Yankees have already interviewed their bench coach from final yr, Rob Thomson, and former Indians and Mariners supervisor, Eric Wedge for the job. Sources informed ESPN’s Buster Olney that ESPN badyst Aaron Boone will obtain an interview, whereas a supply confirmed a New York Post report that Giants bench coach Hensley Meulens can be within the Bronx to satisfy with Cashman and different Yankee executives. Cashman is on the GM Meetings in Florida and can resume his interviews on Thursday.
As a participant with the Yankees in 2016, Beltran revealed his want to handle. He reiterated that on Monday, saying he would welcome being interviewed by the Yankees.
“Well, one has to consider everything,” Beltran informed Rivera. “I personally think that’s a great job, a position with an incredible impact — not only on players that I already had the opportunity to get to know, but to continue doing positive things. At the end of the day, yes. You have to listen, because it’s not every day that there are vacancies available for managing in the major leagues. Just think of this, Joe Girardi was there for 10 years. You never know, there are opportunities that God gives us, and if I get an opportunity (to interview) I will not rule it out.”
Beltran performed elements of three seasons within the Bronx from 2014-16, batting .270 with 56 homers and 180 RBIs. He retired Sunday after 20 years within the league, the newest with the World Series champion Astros.
Cashman has been involved with Beltran over the previous few weeks and was unsurprised by the information of his retirement.
“I’ve had a number of dialogues with Carlos and I that I would consider friendly,” Cashman mentioned. “I think we have a personal and professional relationship. I know he has aspirations to manage. I’m not going to talk about who our potential candidates until we present those candidates to the media conference calls after the interviews go through.”