Pena in the running to manage in 2013 World Baseball Classic

The Russell Martin Resurgence
Monday Night Open Thread

Via George King, Dominican Republic team GM Moises Alou has interest in Yankees bench coach Tony Pena to manage in next spring’s World Baseball Classic. Alou met with Pena at Yankee Stadium yesterday.

Brian Cashman said he would grant Pena — who is not under contract for next season anyway — permission to manage in the WBC even though Alou has not yet made any kind of formal request. I know Pena plays a big role in Spring Training, particularly with his brutal catching drills, but there’s no reason not to let him run his home country’s team during the event. As long as the Yankees don’t sent any pitchers to the WBC, it’s cool with me.

The Russell Martin Resurgence
Monday Night Open Thread
  • Alfredo

    It is wrong for you to say that no Yankee pitcher should participate, for all means let them represent their countries. it should be an honor for those pitchers to be able to represent their country in such a manner that will potray the way you are looked at as a baseball playing nation to the whole world.

    • Chris

      Wrong Wrong Wrong Wrong Wrong.

      • King of Fruitless Hypotheticals

        If banning them is wrong, I don’t want to be right…

  • Cano fan #1

    Toni will go together with super nova and cano to represent my country!

  • oldmanalex

    dammit, i really wanted to see team USA with former ace CC take on team japan with current ace Hiroki.