Tampa Bay Rays manager Kevin Cash has denied trade rumors.
“I’m happy here,” Cash said in a season-ending press conference with local media, including the Tampa Bay Times. I’m looking forward to next season,” he said, adding that he would not be moving to another team.
Earlier, Major League Baseball columnist Peter Gammons wrote on his X (formerly Twitter) that “Kevin Cash was the first coach Terry Francona told then-president Mark Shapiro he wanted to hire. Many people believe Francona wants Cash as his successor.”
Cash has been linked to the Cleveland Cavaliers head coaching job to succeed Terry Francona, who is retiring after this season.
Cleveland is the team Cash coached before coming to Tampa Bay. He was the bullpen coach for two years starting in 2013.
Amidst these rumors, Cash himself said he has no plans to leave his current position.
He is currently guaranteed a managerial contract through 2024 and has a team option for the 2025 season.
Because of the length of his contract, another team would have to get permission from the Rays to sign him. In some cases, they may pay compensation in the form of a player trade.
Cash, who was named Tampa Bay’s head coach in 2015, has compiled a 739-617 record in nine seasons. 토토사이트
Since 2019, he has led the team to the postseason in five straight seasons and reached the World Series in 2020. He was named Manager of the Year in 2020 and 2021.
Despite being eliminated in the Wild Card Series in 2023, the Rays won 99 games despite losing starters like Shane McClanahan, Jeffrey Springs, and Drew Rasmussen to injury and Wander Franco to suspension.
Rays President of Baseball Operations Eric Ninder called Cash “the best thing he’s ever done.”