Pena Back As A Coach

I listened to a lot of the Mattingly and Girardi conference calls today and these were the big points I got out of them.

1- Mattingly isn’t mad, bitter anything. He is going to try and become a manager elsewhere, but I think he will come back to Yankee Stadium whenever invited. (phew)

2- Pena is back as a coach for the Yankees. His role hasn’t been determined and the Yankees are trying right now to lock up other coaches (contracts for current coaches expire tomorrow) no word on which ones.

3- Girardi said all the right things and really didn’t give much else. Apparently, there will be a “formal” introduction Thursday at the Stadium.

Lastly, the Daily News reported that Mariano and his agent were in Tampa negotiating with the Yankees today.