Nov
09

Yankees to interview Patterson on Thursday

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Via Sam Borden, the Yankees plan to interview Athletics pitching coordinator Gil Patterson for their vacant pitching coach position on Thursday. As far as we know, this is the first formal interview the team has conducted in the two-plus weeks since cutting Dave Eiland loose. Oakland has already granted the Yanks permission to speak to Patterson, who served several stints as a coach in New York’s minor league coaches system. I’m kinda surprised they have hired someone yet, but there’s nothing wrong with being thorough.

Categories : Asides, Coaching Staff

14 Comments»

  1. Will he put Joba in the rotation?

    /opening big ass can of worms

  2. Marc says:

    New pitching coach? Two words. Jamie Moyer. Boom.

  3. Mattchu12 says:

    Still waiting to hear that Rick Peterson will get an interview.

    His work with fixing pitching motions (Joba), bio-mechanical properties (hopefully more healthy staff), success with young starters (Big Three, Pelfrey, Gallardo), and the psychological aspects (AJ, Joba) make him my personal choice for the pitching coach gig.

  4. kosmo says:

    has anyone talked about Gil PattersonĀ“s Yankee past ? He was going to be a stud SP for NY and then tragically blew his arm out around 1976 ending his career.It was going to be Guidry and Patterson.Check his MILB stats.

  5. Yank the Frank says:

    I get a good vibe from Patterson, I hope he is it.

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