Netherlands World Baseball Classic and Premier12 manager Hensley Meulens barely missed out on becoming the new New York Yankees manager. He will remain in the San Francisco Giants organization, where he got promoted to bench coach recently.
Meulens was one of six candidates to receive interviews with the Yankees this fall and according to media reports from New York he was considered as one of the best. But the club is going to Aaron Boone to fill the helm of the dugout. The former player has no coaching experience and worked as TV analyst since retiring in 2009. He succeeds Joe Girardi, who was let got after ten years.
Besides Meulens and Boone als Chris Woodward, Rob Thompson, Eric Wedge and Carlos Beltran received manager interviews with the Yankees.