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Around the Empire: Yankees news - 10/29/17

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David Cone might be an interesting choice for Yankees’ manager; Jerry Hairston Jr. might as well; what Brian Cashman is looking for; Mariano Rivera was shocked by Girardi being let go, has nothing but praise for his former manager

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Hey Coney, why don’t you be a manager?

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New York Daily News | John Harper: Speculation and conjecture regarding the next Yankees’ manager rolls onward. Many are even saying that Pinstripe Alley link dumper Greg Kirkland could be in the mix. With Brian Cashman looking for someone more analytical, he could just knock on the YES Booth door and see if YES Broadcaster and friend of the site David Cone is interested. Coney is a huge advanced stats advocate and brings this knowledge to the YES Booth. While we would lose his color commentary in the booth, he could be a fresh voice in the Yankees’ clubhouse. Oh, and by the way...

With insight like that, Greg Kirkland is probably still at the head of the pack.

Ken Rosenthal said Jerry Hairston Jr. is another name that’s been thrown around. We’re definitely getting to the “out-of-the-box” names now.

New York Post | Joel Sherman: Regardless of the names being thrown out, it’s clear that Brian Cashman is the one wielding Palpatine-ish power right now. Judging from everything we’ve heard thus far, Cashman seemed ready to move on from Girardi so he could hire someone more communicative with the Yankees’ FO. It is expected that Cashman had a list of candidates prepared for this offseason. Or, to put it another way, everything is going as he has foreseen. Cue the ominous laughter.

Newsday | Erik Boland: A lot of people were shocked to hear that Joe Girardi was not coming back as the Yankees’ manager. You can include former Yankees reliever/G.O.A.T. Mariano Rivera on that list. Mo had only good things to say about Girardi, probably because Mo presumably has good things to say about everyone. Mo praised Girardi and his managerial style, saying his “intensity” was never an issue when he was still playing. He also clarified that, while he thought about being the Yankees manager, he is not interested.