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Category Archives: Pitching Coach Rumors
Yesterday I had a short update on the pitching coach position. The jist of that update was that Leo Mazzone will not be interviewed and that Rick Peterson had lost his job with the Brewers. Today Marc Carig of the Newark Star-Ledger had this on Peterson: Yankees general manager Brian Cashman did not rule out Rick Peterson ...
So far the Yankees have interviewed two candidates for their open pitching coach job, Mike Harkey and Gil Patterson. Brian Cashman said that he expects to interview minor league coach Scott Aldred later on this week. We also got some other information about two other possible candidates, Leo Mazzone and Rick Peterson. Chad Jennings of the Journal ...
Via Anthony McCarron of the NY Daily News: White Sox pitching coach Don Cooper, who was apparently the Yankees' top choice to succeed Dave Eiland and was believed to have wanted to return to his native New York, was denied permission by the White Sox to talk to the Yankees about the position. Ex-Yankee Gil Patterson, ...
Via Sweeny Murti of WFAN: Mike Harkey being given serious consideration as new pitching coach. Good relationships with Sabathia and Burnett among others. It does sound like Harkey is the favorite. He's been with manager Joe Girardi since his time with the Marlins and there are already rumors that Staten Island Yankees manager Josh Paul would replace ...
Via Chad Jennings of the Journal News: During a conference call this afternoon, Joe Girardi said he and Brian Cashman have started talking about potential pitching coaches for next season. “We want to get it done as quickly as possible,” Girardi said. “But we want to make sure we cover all our bases and make sure we ...
Via George King of the NY Post: Although former Braves and Orioles pitching coach Leo Mazzone was campaigning to be Eiland's replacement on the radio yesterday, there is no interest from the Yankees. They believed Mazzone used them as leverage against the Orioles, the team he joined following the 2005 season. There is a belief inside the ...
Via Justin Terranova of the NY Post: The former Braves pitching coach said on Thursday that he would love to take on the same job with either the Mets or Yankees. [Leo Mazzone] was asked on Sirius/XM’s Mad Dog Radio if there was any particular job he would be interested in. “Yeah, there certainly is,” Mazzone said. ...