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The Yankees will interview more managerial candidates


I can’t remember the last time a team has gone this long into the offseason without a manager, but the Yankees still don’t have one. They’re not in too much of a hurry to get one, either. They interviewed five guys for the gig before Thanksgiving and now multiple people are reporting that they’ll continue to interview more.

As far as can be told, none of the five who have already been interviewed — Aaron Boone, Rob Thomson, Eric Wedge, Chris Woodward and Hensley Meulens — have been ruled out, but the club would still like to talk to more candidates.

Earlier this offseason Brian Cashman said that the team does not necessarily need to fill the vacancy before the Winter Meetings, which begin December 10th. He, likely jokingly, said that the only real deadline was the opening of spring training. That would be sort of nuts — managers are typically at least partially involved in helping put the roster together — but in this front office-centric age, they probably have less input than they used to.

No word on who the new candidates will be. Hey, maybe it’s you?

UPDATE: Oh, here’s a new candidate:

And That Happened: Thursday’s Score and Highlight

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Yeah, singular. Other than those ESPN Sunday Night games that opened the season for several years until recently I can’t remember a regular season day or night with only one game scheduled. I also don’t much like it, but no one asks me these things.

Cubs 9, Cardinals 6: The Cardinals led 3-1 heading into the Cubs’ half of the fifth, at which point Chicago went off for five runs, with Ian Happ hitting a two run homer and Jason Heyward, Antony Rizzo and Ben Zobrist each knocking in a run. St. Louis would continue to score but each time they did the Cubs answered, never trailing again.

Heyward had three hits on the night, Happ had that dinger, Rizzo had two doubles and Victor Caratini, giving the just-returned All-Star Willson Contreras an extra day off, had three hits and scored three times.

As for pitching, check out this usage pattern from Joe Maddon:

I guess everyone was fresh after the break, though, so why not?

We get a full slate of 15 games today. As God and Nature intended.