My Prediction, 5 years from now, that the Yankees will be stocked in the OF. and the pitching will suck.
BOSS EYEING SPOT FOR BOWDEN
October 30, 2003 -- YANKEE NOTES
George Steinbrenner doesn't need a GM because Brian Cashman isn't getting the ax.
But The Boss is trying to find something for former Reds GM Jim Bowden to do and is considering hiring Bowden to run the Yankees' minor-league system, the job that be- longs to VP Gordon Blakeley.
According to organizational sources, Steinbrenner isn't going to can Blakeley only because he doesn't want to eat almost $1 million Blakeley has coming over the next three years. Instead, Steinbrenner's plan is to make life so miserable for Blakeley that he quits, but that isn't going to happen.
Bowden, who worked for the Yankees in 1989 as an assistant to the VP of baseball operations, was fired by the Reds in July.
Yankee first base coach Lee Mazzilli interviews for the Orioles' manager job today in Baltimore. O's legend Eddie Murray remains the favorite.
Yankee VP Mark Newman, who was pushed aside for Blakeley last January, is waiting for permission from Steinbrenner to interview for the Mariners' vacant GM job. Mariners were waiting to see if The Boss foolishly fired Cashman before resuming their search