Don Mattingly has never had any regrets about leaving
baseball at the age of 34 and missing out on all those
Yankee championships. Bill Madden of the New York
Daily News writes that the new hitting coach is
looking forward to getting back into the game, though,
after taking eight years off to be with his family.
This might be a good sign for Brian Cashman: his owner
will not let the Mariners talk to him about the GM
vacancy in Seattle. While it is always assumed that
Cashman is Steinbrenner whipping boy number one after
a postseason defeat, it appears that there is enough
love there from the owner to want to keep other
suitors at bay. John Hickey of the Seattle
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