Willie Randolph ‘Disappointed’ in Decision for Yankees New Infield Coach
It is clear how much Willie Randolph is loved in New York, and it would have been nice to see him back in pinstripes as the Yankees new infield coach. Unfortunately, he came up short, and disappointed was the word he decided to go with on how he feels about the decision that was made today.
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“I was disappointed because I wanted that opportunity to come back to the team that I love and help them get back to a world championship, like I’ve always done,” Randolph told Andrew Marchand of ESPNNewYork.com. “Anytime you put your name in the pot for a job like this, you hope that you get it. So when it doesn’t happen, you are a little disappointed.”
Randolph happened to be the one who reached out to Brian Cashman about the job, but the Yankees GM informed him that the team decided to go another direction with their decision.
Ultimately, Randolph’s goal is to become a manager again. He hasn’t had that opportunity since 2008, where he was the manager for the Mets. He is confused himself as to why he hasn’t been presented with a managerial role in six years. Hopefully his dream will be able to come true sometime soon.
Joe Espada was named the Yankees new infield coach today. The 39-year-old never played in the majors, but he had been a third-base coach with the Marlins. In the past year, he has served as a special assistant to Cashman.