New York Yankees News: Yanks Tried to Bring Ben Cherington to New York
According to baseball columnist Joel Sherman, Brian Cashman tried to lure ex-Red Sox general managers Ben Cherington to the Bronx in August when he ‘resigned’ from Boston.
"“I reached out to him,” Cashman told Sherman. “I have a lot of respect for him, his integrity and how he did his job.”"
As you all know, the Bo Sox hired Dave Dombrowski as their president of baseball operations in mid-August when he was fired by the Detroit Tigers. At the time, Dombrowski asked Cherington to stay on board as the teams general manager, but Cherington ultimately declined, as he felt his authority and decision-making would be limited.
As Sherman noted, Cherington would have likely became the Yankees assistant GM with Billy Eppler now heading to the Los Angeles Angels to be their GM. While accepting the job as Brian Cashman’s new right-hand man would have been a downgrade, it still could have worked. Cherington’s wife Tyler and their two daughters Adwen Hudson and Harper Charles were residing in suburban New York while he was working for the Boston Red Sox.
Since Cherington declined, it looks as if the Yankees will name one of their top scouts – Tim Nahering, as the new vice president of baseball operations to fill the void left behind by Eppler.
Cherington seems content on stepping away from the game for the time being, as he’s declined general manager interviews with both the Philadelphie Phillies and Seattle Mariners. Instead, Cherington accepted a teaching position in New York City at the esteemed Columbia University and their Sports Management Program. Cherington will teach his first semester starting in the spring semester of 2016.
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