As recently as last month’s winter meetings, there were at least four clubs believed to be interested in Piazza ” the A’s, Blue Jays, Twins and Orioles. But at least among those teams, Piazza’s field has now narrowed.
Minnesota GM Terry Ryan told The Post on Tuesday the Twins are not in the Piazza sweepstakes anymore. Meanwhile, according to one MLB team executive, the A’s aren’t looking at the slugger, either.
The Orioles would be interested only if they can move Javy Lopez beforehand. A person with knowledge of the Jays’ plans said that unless Piazza is interested in being a backup or sharing duties, there is probably not a role for him in Toronto.
Piazza may need to examine other destinations. Perhaps one could be Anaheim, which one American League team official believes would be “the ideal spot for him.”
Piazza’s agent, Dan Lozano, did not return messages.
The Post’s Andrew Marchand confirms earlier reports that Keith Hernandez and Ron Darling with join Gary Cohen in the SportsNet NY booth next spring. Once again, Eddie Trunk is on the outside looking in.