Jose Canseco, Fed Chair? Former Slugger Vows To Push Dow Up To 40,000

LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — One of the former “Bash Brothers” is gunning to be the world’s most powerful central banker.

Jose Canseco, who rose to fame on the Oakland Athletics alongside Mark McGwire during the 1980s and became the face of the steroids scandal that plagued Major League Baseball in the early 2000s, is eyeing a new gig: the head of the Federal Reserve.

“Hey brother @realDonaldTrump give me control of the Fed and we will make the economy great again. Dow at 40k in 4 Years. #Yeswecanseco”, he wrote in a Twitter post Sunday night.

Canseco cited his experience as CEO of Canseco Financial as one of the reasons he’d be the right candidate for the job.

Canseco, a six-time All Star who last played for the Chicago White Sox in 2001, apparently has a following on social media for his financial and business acumen despite filing for bankruptcy in 2012.

He also was hospitalized in Oct. 2014 for accidentally shooting himself in the hand while cleaning his gun at his Las Vegas home.

While it remains unclear whether President-elect Donald Trump will replace current Fed chair Janet Yellin, Canseco could certainly bring his unique insight to the U.S. central bank.

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