Cashman drops a bomb: Dave Eiland will not return as pitching coach.
I wish I could say I am surprised by this, but honestly it might be time for a chance at pitching coach. Unlike with hitting coach Kevin Long, there aren’t many players that you can point to that Eiland was especially effective with. At the same time Javier Vazquez and A.J. Burnett were nearly record setting bad for the Yankees.
Eiland also took quite a bit of personal time off in the middle of this season while Burnett just started to tank. It’s possible that Eiland has something serious going on in his life that he needs to step away from baseball to attend to.
Probably the biggest question I have after this news is if Eiland is the first coach or the only coach that will lose his job this offseason.
As for replacements for Eiland there has been nobody mentioned yet. It’s hard to take a guess at right off the top of my head who it might be. It’s possible that it could be somebody from the minor leagues, but I don’t think that’s a strong possibility. One guy who is out of a job that I would like to see the Yankees hire: David Cone.