Friday, October 27, 2006

3 likely candidates to replace Mattingly---Raines, Davis, Chambliss

"Among the likely candidates to replace Mattingly as hitting coach include former Yankees Tim Raines, Chili Davis and Chris Chambliss. The Yankees fired Chambliss as their hitting coach after the 2000 season, but that decision came from their Tampa faction. Cashman, who runs the team's baseball operations wing these days, has always been a supporter of Chambliss, who recently was fired as Reds hitting coach. Raines, recently fired as White Sox bench coach, has always been well regarded by the Yankees and is a favorite of Derek Jeter. Davis has not worked full-time in baseball since he retired as a player after the 1999 season but has maintained a positive relationship with the Yankees." from Newsday article by Jim Baumbach & Ken Davidoff 10/27/06

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