There was a whole to-do in the blogosphere Friday after WFAN’s Mike Francesa suggested on the air that whenever Girardi goes, he wouldn’t be shocked if Derek Jeter became a player-manager. What?
I stand by my contention that making superstars managers is generally a bad idea. And making Yankee icons Yankee managers is an even worse idea. I was against it with Mattingly, and I would be against it with Jeter or any of the other Yankee stars. Especially with an icon like Jeter. You think it will be tough one day to move him out of the shortsop in a few years? Imagine the grief the Yankees would get for firing the captain!
At any rate, has Jeter even shown any desire or inkling to want to be a manager? He’s a Hall of Fame player, but by his own admission, he never watches any baseball games he’s not in. How would that work for a manager? I don’t see it.
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