Thursday, October 18, 2007
The Royals are nearing a deal with Nippon Ham Fighters manager Trey Hillman, a sleeper for the manager position in New York. Hillman is young, and could definitely make a successful transition back to the big leagues. I think he is very capable of being a good manager, understanding the philosophy of the Yankees and other teams because of his experience. Furthermore, because he coached in Japan, it could help expand the scouting program for the Royals into Japan. Hillman has been a candidate for several managerial positions in the past, but will finally get one when he finalizes his deal with the Royals this weekend.