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Yankees exec Tim Naehring admits he'd consider open Red Sox GM job

Yankees exec Tim Naehring admits he'd consider open Red Sox GM job

The New York Yankees rarely deal with the Boston Red Sox. But could one of their top executives switch sides in the historic rivalry?

Yankees vice president of baseball operations Tim Naehring apparently isn't ruling out the possibility.

Naehring, who has emerged as a general manager candidate after serving as Brian Cashman's right-hand man in New York, was asked Wednesday if he'd consider taking the Red Sox' GM job vacated by Dave Dombrowski, who was fired as Boston's president of baseball operations Sunday.

And he didn't say no.

"You’d think about it,” Naehring said, via NJ.com's Randy Miller. "Obviously, there are premier organizations out there and that’s one of them."

Naehring added he's happy in his current position. But considering the former infielder spent his entire eight-year playing career with the Red Sox after Boston drafted him in 1988, it's no wonder there's speculation tying him to his old club.

"Obviously being a former Red Sox player and being in Boston last week when everything went down, people are throwing out my name. I understand it," Naehring added. "It’s all part of it, but officially I have not heard anything."

Naehring certainly would be an intriguing GM candidate for the Red Sox, who have turned to executives Eddie Romero, Zack Scott, Brian O'Halloran and Raquel Ferreira as interim replacements for Dombrowski.

The 52-year-old's next GM job will be his first, though, and Boston could seek a more seasoned candidate like Mike Hazen or Josh Byrnes.

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MLB Rumors: Yankees blast "New York, New York" after shutting out Red Sox at Fenway

MLB Rumors: Yankees blast "New York, New York" after shutting out Red Sox at Fenway

After a 5-0 win over the Red Sox Monday night, the Yankees decided to blast Frank Sinatra's "New York, New York" in their locker room, according to Brian Hoch

This song has some history in this storied rivalry. During the 2018 ALDS, the Yankees won Game 2 in Boston to even the series at a game apiece heading back to the Bronx. They blasted the song in the locker room after the game, so the Red Sox proceeded to win the next two games at Yankee Stadium to move on to the ALCS and eventually a World Series title. 

After clinching the series in Game 4, the Red Sox played the song in the visiting locker room while they celebrated the destruction of their biggest foe. Sinatra's famous tune has turned into a passive-aggressive trolling device that the two teams have traded the rights to using over the last year. 

Not only did the Yankees handle the Sox in a shut out win on Monday, but they won the last three games in Fenway with some serious conviction. The Yankees are well on their way toward winning the AL East, and Boston is sputtering. Seems like the perfect time to unleash the song if you're New York.

The Yankees have been known to celebrate before actually accomplishing anything, so maybe once they fall short in the postseason once again, the Red Sox can have their moment of solace. Unfortunately, they'll all be sitting on the couch when that moment comes. 

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Highlights from the Red Sox' 10-5 loss to the Yankees

Highlights from the Red Sox' 10-5 loss to the Yankees

FINAL SCORE: Yankees 10, Red Sox 5

IN BRIEF: The Yankees slugged three home runs and put up 10 runs on the Red Sox Sunday night to claim the third of a four-game set. The Red Sox will look for the split on Monday at Fenway. 

BOX SCORE

RED SOX RECORD: 76-67

HIGHLIGHTS

2nd inning

Gleyber Torres hit a two-run homer to left, Encarnacion scored (2-0 NYY)

3rd inning

Aaron Judge singled to left, Tauchman scored (3-0 NYY)
Gary Sanchez grounded out to third, LeMaheiu scored (4-0 NYY)

Jackie Bradley Jr. hit a two-run homer to left, Leon scored (4-2 NYY)

4th inning

Mike Tauchman hit a two-run shot to right, Torres scored (6-2 NYY)

Mitch Moreland doubled right, Holt scored (6-3 NYY)
Sandy Leon doubled to left, Moreland scored (6-4 NYY)

5th inning

Aaron Judge hit a solo homer to left (7-4 NYY)

Torres grounded into a fielder's choice, Gregorius scored (8-4 NYY)

8th inning

Mookie Betts hit a solo home run over the Green Monster (8-5 NYY)

9th inning

Edwin Encarnacion singled to left, Gregorius scored (9-5 NYY)
Torres doubled to center, Sanchez scored (10-5 NYY)

UP NEXT:
Vs. Yankees, Monday, 7:10 p.m., NESN
@ Blue Jays, Tuesday, 7:07 p.m., NESN
@ Blue Jays, Wednesday, 7:07 p.m., NESN
@ Blue Jays, Thursday, 7:07 p.m., NESN

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