The Blue Jays and Don Mattingly are engaged in discussions about a potential bench coach position for the former Yankees captain, The Post has learned.
Mattingly may get an announcement as early as Wednesday. It could be part of a memorable week. He is among the eight candidates running for the Hall of Fame by the Contemporary Baseball Era Committee,. The announcement is set to be made Sunday evening.
Mattingly managed the Marlins for seven seasons, but they decided to end the relationship after 2022. Mattingly. Mattingly. He said that one team was particularly interesting to him, but he did say that he was interested to join an organization that had a chance at winning. The Blue Jays are expected be contenders. Mattingly, as a player and coach as well as as manager for the Marlins and Dodgers has never played in a World Series.
Mattingly shared his thoughts on the podcast, “One team in particular really spoke with me and talked really to my soul of what it’s like to do and see value and that was very interesting to us.”
The Blue Jays fired Charlie Montoyo from their managerial position and promoted John Schneider to the interim role. Toronto reached the playoffs as a Wild Card, but lost to Seattle in round one. Schneider was granted a three year contract and the full time managing title. But, Schneider is still 42 years old and has no major league management experience. However, Schneider will soon have Mattingly on his bench if everything goes according to plan. Mattingly is the man who has managed the 70 most games in major league history (1.839).