The devil is in the details. Looking downright devilish and clad in a New Jersey Devils hoodie, New York Yankees general manager Brian Cashman had some interesting comments on the managerial search, Alex Rodriguez, and Shohei Ohtani.
There will be no additional candidates interviewed, nor will there be a second round of interviews conducted with any of the aforementioned candidates. The Yankees GM says the organization “learned a lot” from the process and “every person in that room earned the right to be there.”
Cashman also noted how he reached out to Rodriguez and picked the brain of the former Yankee third baseman. The two engaged in conversation on the managerial search, with Cashman noting, “Alex knows baseball as well as anybody.” As far as the manager position itself, the GM says Rodriguez, “never expressed interest in any way, shape or form in it.”
The Yankees general manager commented on newly posted Japanese free agent superstar. Cashman called Ohtani a, “dynamic, unique player, who can play both sides of the ball and an exciting talent.” The organization appears to be high on Ohtani, scouting him all the way back to 2012. As recently as this past August, the Yankees general manager traveled to Japan to watch Ohtani pitch. When asked if the versatile Ohtani would be allowed to both pitch and bat, Cashman said, “yes.”