Yankees fire strength and conditioning coach

After an injury plagued 2013 season, the Yankees have made their first demotion of the season, firing strength and conditioning coach Dana Cavalea. Cavalea had been in the role since 2007, but he was a strength and conditioning coach in Spring Training since 2003. He previously worked with the Toronto Blue Jays and Pittsburgh Pirates.

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7 Responses to Yankees fire strength and conditioning coach

  1. Michael R says:

    Oh yeah let's start with the strength and conditioning coach. I wonder how many games he was responsible for losing this past season??? Geesh.

    • mlblogsnewyorkyankees13 says:

      I agree Michael. I'm not saying he shouldn't have been fired, but him being the first move kind of makes him look like the scapegoat in all this. There are other people who are more to blame for this season than him.

      • Mike Glaser says:

        Dana can't be responsible for these aging players. Playing at a high Level is hard enough on the body for these super athletes in their prime…forget about these players that have seen their better day…you blame it on Cavalera. .. He was also responsible for Super Storm Sandy too!

  2. Joe says:

    How about firing the entire player development organization!! With all of the injuries this season, we did not have one player that was major league ready. Let's get more like the St. Louis Cardinals where 20 of their current 25 man roster is "home grown." I don't think anyone can argue with the Cardinals success over the past few years.

  3. Joe says:

    I agree with Joe, something is going wrong with our scouting & player development departments. IMO we are spending to much energy focusing on Central America and need to put those resources into American born players that aren't lying about their age or putting up artificial numbers with PED use.

    • joe says:

      If they are looking for a hard nosed guy to fill the strength and conditioning vacancy, we will have the same results that the Red Sox had with Bobby Valentine and the results were obviously NOT good. Keep in mind that the S&C coach was also named MLB''s S&C Coach of the year 2 years ago, voted on by his peers. Also, the minor league system is in shambles obvious by the talent that was brought up to fill the injury voids this year. They were suppose to be the best minor leaguer's in the organization. OUCH to that!!! Reason to blame the Strength & Conditioning coach I suppose!! The new motto must be to get rid of good guys that are loyal to the team and a paid minimum by today's standards, and keep the over priced non producers!!!

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