Dellin Betances said he hasn’t been closely following the Yankees’ search for Joe Girardi’s replacement or checking the internet to see if his name has been linked to trade rumors. Betances did mention that Rob Thomson, the club’s bench coach and the first man interviewed by general manager Brian Cashman to replace Girardi, would be a popular choice. “A lot of guys like to work with him,’’ Betances said of Thomson, who has been in the Yankees organization for 28 years and a big-league coach for the past 12. “I know Aaron Boone from ESPN.’’ As for Girardi, Betances said, “Obviously Girardi has been with me the whole way. He is all I have known.’’ Betances spoke Tuesday at the Cesar Presbott Foundation turkey giveaway on East Tremont Avenue in the Bronx. Presbott is the Yankees scout who signed Betances. Though Betances made the AL All-Star team for the fourth straight season in 2016, there were some speed bumps along the way. In a 15-game span from Aug. 25 to Sept. 29, he worked 12 ²/? innings, walked 11 and posted a 4.97 ERA. In five postseason games, Betances threw four frames and had a 4.50 ERA and issued five walks.
Dellin Betances: The manager option who would be popular choice
New York Post | Nov 22