Mattingly next in line, but what about Bowa?By
Following up on my post from last night questioning whether or not Torre should stay, Sports Illustrated’s Jon Heyman notes that Don Mattingly is next in line to succeed Joe Torre as the Yankee skipper. While I’m in favor of making Mattingly the manager next season, I have to wonder if it’s a good idea to send Donnie into this tempest in the middle of the season. Mike and I were discussing putting either Tony Pena or Larry Bowa into the manager’s seat until the end of the year. The Yanks could then promote Mattingly for the 2008 season. Bowa would certainly be the one to light a much-needed fire under this lethargic team.