Brian Cashman promised he would be “open-minded” going into the process, and five interviews into his search for Joe Girardi’s replacement, the candidate pool reflects that. On Saturday, Dodgers third-base coach Chris Woodward became the fifth to interview for the job of Yankees manager, joining Rob Thomson, Eric Wedge, Hensley Meulens and Aaron Boone.
He’s never coached at any level. Never managed at any level. And he just interviewed for perhaps the biggest managerial job of them all — that of the New York Yankees. Even managing general partner Hal Steinbrenner, earlier in the week at the owners’ meetings in Orlando, said a lack of managerial or coaching experience, while not necessarily a hurdle, would be a “concern” for him.
ORLANDO, Fla. — It’s been more than two decades since Hensley Meulens was with the Yankees, but he’s never forgotten where he started his professional career. “I was groomed to be a winner,” Meulens said Thursday. The 50-year-old Meulens, who interviewed for the Yankees’ managerial opening Thursday, signed with the Yankees as an 18-year-old international free agent from Curacao and made his big-league debut four years later.
More Woodward: "The communication has to be consistent and it has to be constant...I want guys in my office, I want to go around and talk to guys every day. I want to get to know these guys, know what kind of families they have. The human side of this is extremely important."
Woodward on what he most took from working under Dave Roberts: "the way he navigated the front office with the players" and that he was "open-minded." Woodward called Roberts "relentlessly positive" and that "he had a good way of explaining why we were doing what we were doing."
Woodward on analytics: "You’re a fool if you don’t understand the importance of them...There’s a lot teams that use (them) but really the special sauce comes in when you’re able to actually relay it to the players. The most important aspect is the players on the field."
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