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New York Yankees’ Tony Pena Among Chicago White Sox’ Managerial Targets

The Chicago White Sox, in search of a manager since the departure/trade/release of Ozzie Guillen, have identified New York Yankees bench coach Tony Pena as a target to fill the vacant managerial position. Tony Pena trails Tampa Bay Rays’ bench coach Dave Martinez, but the list is short. From a selfish point of view, I don’t want Tony Pena heading to the Chicago White Sox. I like that the New York Yankees have a former catcher and a former manager on the coaching staff – especially as the team continues mold top prospect Jesus Montero into a passable catcher. It does say something about your organization when other teams view members of the coaching staff as strong managerial candidates. I hope the New York Yankees get to kick off 2012 with their full coaching staff intact, but I would be happy for Tony Pena if he gets another shot at skippering a big league club.