Friday, October 24, 2014


Great nugget from the great Pete Caldera that you need to check out.

(In Photo: Derek Shelton)
We in Yankeeland have been waiting for some type of hint on which hitting coach the Yankees will sign. This is what we know;  Dave Magadan is out. Chili Davis didn't want the gig and suddenly... nothing.

We've been speculating that Tino Martinez could be in the mix, (read SILENCE ON A HITTING COACH COULD MEAN TINO), and I even joked that Joe Girardi is trying to convince Dante Bichette to take the job, read GIRARDI & BICHETTE EXCHANGE TEXTS.

The truth is, no one knows. But Pete Caldera of the Bergen Record might know though.

Pete writes: "With the sudden news today of manager Joe Maddon triggering his opt-out clause to leave the Tampa Bay Rays, it’s possible there could be a further shakeup at Tampa Bay – and it might impact the Yankees. Rays hitting coach Derek Shelton is reported to have a year remaining on his contract, but he may be of interest to the Yankees as a candidate... Shelton could stay in Tampa, move with Maddon if he lands a new managing gig for 2015, or he could possibly return to the Yankees. Shelton goes back a ways in the Yankees system. He was Robinson Cano’s first big league manager with the Gulf Coast League Yankees."

Amazing nugget and something I didn't think about. Plus, it makes perfect sense now that Maddon left Tampa Bay.  Everything happens for a reason. We'll have to see if this unfolds...

Great job once again Pete!

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