OAKLAND, CALIFORNIA - AUGUST 27: Aaron Boone #17 of the New York Yankees looks down into his bullpen against the Oakland Athletics in the bottom of the eighth inning at RingCentral Coliseum on August 27, 2022 in Oakland, California. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)
Good morning, Sports fans! Davey Mac here with a fun Sports Report for ya! The MLB All Star Game was last night! American plays in Wimbledon today! A’s leaving Oakland! And more! But first!
Well…the Yankees are really struggling. It’s the midway point of the MLB regular season and currently the Yanks are in a very disappointing 4th place in the American League East. The team has just fired their hitting coach…and word is that other changes could be made. So IF Yankee manager Aaron Boone loses his job…who should replace him? Here are my Top 5 Candidates!
The former Yankee MVP is currently without a manager’s job…despite winning Manager Of The Year in 2020 with the Marlins…and leading the Dodgers to three straight postseason appearances for the first time in franchise history. Donnie Baseball is beloved by Yankee fans…and seems like a perfect fit.
NEW YORK – SEPTEMBER 20: Former New York Yankees player Don Mattingly speaks to the media prior to the game against the Tampa Bay Rays on September 20, 2010 at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx borough of New York City. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
Paul O’Neill was dubbed “The Warrior” by late Yankees owner George Steinbrenner for his tenacious competitive drive. O’Neill could bring some much-needed fire to this lackadaisical team.
NEW YORK, NEW YORK – AUGUST 21: Former New York Yankee Paul O’Neill poses for a photograph with his unveiled number before a game between the Yankees and the Toronto Blue Jays at Yankee Stadium on August 21, 2022 in New York City. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
The former Yankee great was a bench coach for the Yankees under Hall Of Fame skipper Joe Torre. Willie also led the Mets to the playoffs and is considered an extremely bright baseball guy.
BOSTON – APRIL 14: Thirdbase coach Willie Randolph #30 of the New York Yankees looks on during the MLB game against the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts on April 14, 2002. The Yankees won 6-2. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)
Hey, speaking of Joe Torre, why not throw his hat into the ring? I know it sounds crazy…the former manager of the Yankees (who won 4 World Series with them) is 82…I get it. But hell…the Yankees brought Billy Martin back like five times…why not bring back Good Ol’ Joe!
DETROIT – OCTOBER 06: Manager Joe Torre of the New York Yankees looks on from the field during warm-ups prior to the start of Game Three of the 2006 American League Division Series against the Detroit Tigers on Octiber 6, 2006 at Comerica Park in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
Come on, man. He’s out there. Like Mattingly, Derek Jeter just left the Miami Marlins organization and is simply working for Fox Sports. But you know he still has a fire for the game. Let’s go, Jeets!
NEW YORK, NY – SEPTEMBER 25: Derek Jeter #2 of the New York Yankees looks on from the dugout against the Baltimore Orioles in his last game ever at Yankee Stadium on September 25, 2014 in the Bronx borough of New York City. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)
Those are just my thoughts! You got any one you’d like to see as manager? I’m Davey Mac…and that’s my two cents!
NEW YORK – SEPTEMBER 21: General view as Andy Pettitte #46 of the New York Yankees throws the first pitch of the game to Brian Roberts #1 of the Baltimore Orioles during the last regular season game at Yankee Stadium on September 21, 2008 in the Bronx borough of New York City. The Yankees are playing their final season in the 85 year old ball park and plan on moving into the new Yankee Stadium across the street to start the 09 season. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)