Here is an out of the box candidate for you. Yankee fans will remember Jay Bell as the guy who scored the winning run off of Mariano Rivera in the 2001 World Series for the Diamondbacks. In 18 big league seasons, Bell put up a career batting average of .265 and was selected to the All-Star game twice.
He has not managed at the big league level yet but does have coaching experience. Bell has been on the bench for the Diamondbacks, Pirates and the Reds. His time with Pittsburgh was served as the hitting coach. He was the bench coach in Arizona and Cincinnati. Having experience at the major league level is important, in some capacity.
Bell is also an in-house candidate, though some of you may not realize it. He is the manager in the system, leading the Tampa Yankees, the team’s single A affiliate. So it is not as if he is a completely foreign candidate, totally unaware of the ways of the Yankees. What Bell would be, however, is a guy that would break from the Torre/Girardi years. Maybe it is time for a new voice in the Bronx.