Jan
11

Yankees finalize 2011 coaching staff

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The Yankees announced today that with the exception of new pitching coach Larry Rothschild, the coaching staff will return intact for the 2011 season. Tony Pena will handle bench coach duties while Mike Harkey oversees the bullpen, and Mick Kelleher and Robbie Thomson will coach first and third bases, respectively. Hitting coach Kevin Long signed his new three-year deal not long after the season ended. Dave Eiland being replaced was a surprise, but otherwise everyone was expected to return.

Categories : Asides, Coaching Staff
  • Scooter

    We really can’t improve on Thomson at 3rd? Maybe we were spoiled by Larry Bowa, but I always feel that Thomson gets an inordinate number of runners thrown out at home.

    • Handsome B. Wonderful

      Betcha wouldn’t say that to his face… LONG LIVE MIKE HARKEY!

      • Scooter

        I absolutely would.

    • Stryker

      remember bobby meacham? now HE got a ton of runners thrown out at home. i actually like thomson at 3rd.

    • JimmieFoxx

      He’s better than Bobby Meacham.
      Not that I can throw out any stats to prove my opinion but
      Robby Thomson doesn’t do anything to rub me the wrong way or make
      me feel like he’s not a decent 3B coach.

    • http://danielslifka.wordpress.com Jerome S.

      My anecdotal evidence seems to suggest that there were at least a few incidences where the runner advanced without Thomson’s consent.

    • http://twitter.com/kschmidt2 Kiersten

      I really don’t think the third base coach is going to be the reason we win or don’t win the World Series.

    • SteveD

      Agreed