Who will be the next New York Yankees manager? Las Vegas oddsmakers weigh in
Las Vegas oddsmakers at Bovada, however, recently unveiled a list of the candidates who seem like potential options to fill the void left by Joe Girardi, who was informed Thursday that he would not be brought back to serve as Yankees skipper after a decade at the helm.
The best odds went to several familiar in-house candidates, however the list does include a number of surprising and unexpected picks.
Before his contract expired, Girardi led the Yankees to an MLB-best 910 wins from the moment he took over the reins in 2008 until his last regular season game in 2017. Within that span came six trips to the postseason, as well as a 27th World Series championship in 2009.
Check out the list below to see which baseball figures could find themselves on the Steinbrenners' short list to become the 33rd manager of the New York Yankees.
All odds subject to change, and provided by Bovada.
THE LIKELY PICKS
Rob Thomson: 6/1 - Yankees bench coach
Al Pedrique: 7/1 - Triple-A SWB RailRiders manager
Tony Pena: 8/1 - Yankees first base coach
Joe Espada: 9/1 - Yankees third base coach
Jay Bell: 12/1 - Class-A Tampa Yankees manager
Trey Hillman: 12/1 - former Yankees minor league manager
Raul Ibanez: 12/1 - former Yankees player
Kevin Long: 12/1 - former Yankees hitting coach
Peter Mackanin: 12/1 - former Yankees scout, MLB managerial experience
Don Mattingly: 12/1 - Miami Marlins manager
Willie Randolph: 12/1 - Yankees bench coach
Larry Rothschild: 12/1 - Yankees pitching coach
Dusty Baker: 20/1 - former Washington Nationals manager
Tim Naehring: 20/1 - Yankees VP of Baseball Operations
Josh Paul: 20/1 - Yankees catching coordinator
Reggie Willits: 20/1 - Yankees minor league outfield coordinator
Brad Ausmus: 25/1 - former Detroit Tigers manager
John Farrell: 25/1 - former Boston Red Sox manager
Jason Giambi: 33/1 - former Yankees All-Star 1B/DH
Alex Rodriguez: 100/1 - Three-time MVP, former Yankees 3B/DH
Derek Jeter: 500/1 - former Yankees captain, Miami Marlins part-owner