Another former Yankee backstop looks to make the move from YES Network to the manager’s office in the Bronx, as John Flaherty told reporters that his agent reached out to Yankees general manager Brian Cashman with interest in the job.
Flaherty backed up Jorge Posada from 2003 to 2005, with his main role being Randy Johnson‘s personal catcher. He hit .226/.261/.387 with 12 home runs and 41 RBIs in 134 games in pinstripes.
Since retiring during Spring Training in 2006, Flaherty has served as a color analyst during Yankees games and also doing analysis in the studio during pre- and post-game shows. He has no formal coaching experience since he began working in broadcasting immediately after his retirement.Embed from Getty Images
If Flaherty were to be hired, he would follow the same blueprint as former Yankee manager Joe Girardi. Girardi retired in 2004 and broadcasted for two years before becoming the manager of the Florida Marlins for one season. Girardi won NL Manager of the Year that season, but was fired by then-owner Jeffery Loria because Loria is simply incompetent.