has one thing going for him in this Marlins managerial search that no one seems to be talking about.
Of the six managers
Jeff Torborg, a former big-league catcher, was a Yankees coach from 1982-84.
The only exceptions have been
Ausmus, a 48th-round pick of the Yankees in 1987, spent five years as a catcher in their minor league system before the Rockies selected him in the 1992 expansion draft. He now works as a special assistant in the Padres front office and recently spent the summer managing Team Israel in
When the Marlins were going hard after Girardi seven years ago this month, I had a source tell me the following: "This is Jeffrey's guy. Girardi has that Yankee blueblood. I don't think Jeffrey is going to want to lose this battle."