Al Pedrique wanted Aaron Boone ‘s job.
If he didn’t get it, he thought for sure he’d at least get a look to be on the staff of whoever would take over for the fired Joe Girardi.
Neither happened. Pedrique, now the A’s first base coach, is fine with it.
So Pedrique — who has also scouted, been in a front office and played three seasons in the majors — wanted to get back to The Show. He thought it would happen in the offseason when the Yankees got rid of Girardi, their manager for 10 years.
He thought he could have been manager. He knew he could have helped the big-league staff with the development of stars Aaron Judge, Gary Sanchez, Greg Bird and many others he guided in the minors.
Flowers has since hired Drew Rosenhaus as his agent, and the Giants declined to pick up the fifth-year option on his rookie contract, after unsuccessfully trying to trade him during the NFL Draft.
Had the Giants picked up the option, Flowers would have been on the books for $12.52 million in 2019, according to CBSSports.com. Flowers’ salary cap hit is $4.57 million in 2018 and the Giants do not save any money against the cap by releasing him.
Flowers has started 47 of a possible 49 games (including playoffs) during his three seasons. All of those starts were at left tackle, where Solder will now replace him as the starter.
Earlier this offseason, the Giants sounded a less than optimistic tone about Flowers’ move to right tackle.
I don’t think the assignments are that tough, offensive line coach Hal Hunter said recently. It might not be quite as hard, but it would be, like, I golf right-handed. If all of a sudden, I have to golf left-handed, it’s going to [take] a while [to adjust].