Feinsand: Yankees agree to terms with Larry Rothschild

Wednesday Night Open Thread
What Went Wrong: Frankie Cervelli

Via Mark Feinsand: The Yankees have agreed to terms on a new contract with pitching coach Larry Rothschild. We first heard a new deal was in the works last week and an official announcement is expected shortly. Terms of the contract are unknown, but Rothschild signed a three-year deal when he first joined the team. There is “nothing to report” about the status of the rest of the coaching staff, according to Brian Cashman. The coaches’ contracts all expire on October 31st.

Wednesday Night Open Thread
What Went Wrong: Frankie Cervelli
  • Bob Buttons

    Love what he’s done with Nova but not too happy with how Phil and CC is going.
    Then again I doubt many people can help those two.

  • RetroRob

    It’s amazing how fast three years go by.

  • CashmanNinja

    I’m happy they kept him. He really did well with Nova, but I don’t really think CC can be considered his fault. I think the thing that did CC in was that CC is getting older and changed his off-season routine too much. CC had to fix his bone spurs in his elbow and it threw his off-season warm up off schedule. That’s the time when guys tinker with their mechanics to get ready for the season. Add in the weight loss and I think that actually had a lot to do with his loss of velocity (although it was on the decline, but I think that alone helped exacerbate it). Then add in Hughes and well…Hughes has nobody to blame but himself. He was able to get ahead in the count and had so many 0-2 counts…but he simply couldn’t put batters away or gave up home runs.

    Anyway, I’m glad they’re keeping Rothschild. I like him. I think the pitchers respect him. It sounds like they’re going to bring back all of the coaches. I definitely hope Pena stays.

  • FIPster Doofus

    Good. He does fine work.

  • Eselquetodolosabe

    I guess it’s fine. Somewhat of a thank-less job. Your fault if staff has a poor season, and pure pitching talent if they excel. Now if Hughes is signed by, let’s say, The Rays, and they manage to make “lemonade”, well….,

    • CashmanNinja

      I think Hughes could easily go somewhere else and put up very solid numbers. He has good “stuff” and the ability to get 2 strikes easily is a huge positive. I think he just folded under the pressure of NY a bit and would do better in a bigger stadium. He’s a flyball pitcher and Yankee Stadium is the worst place for a pitcher like that.

  • JohnnyC

    Nova’s resurgence in both 2011 and 2013 came after stints in AAA. The man who turned him around was Scott Alldred, Scranton’s pitching coach. Rothschild had little or nothing to do with it.

  • Nathan

    He needs to have CC clear a room for him and work with him all off-season.

  • tommy cassella

    the yankee pitching staff is down to two effing starters. before they even start thinking about signing beltran, they better get some pitching. otherwise, it will be a long hot summer in the south Bronx.

  • Looper

    This team is finished, I can not figure any tiny reason to keep him here.
    CC, Phil Hughes, …, I sometimes really doubt he knows the art of pitching.

  • tommy cassella

    the yanks were held to three runs or less 78 times this year. somebody just has to accept responsibility, and that somebody is kevin long. where the hell did he come from anyway? before this year, I never heard of that man, he just needs to go. and the further away, the better.

  • Looper

    Every time, Nova came back from DL, he got some amazing stuff with him.
    I do not know who is that guy, but certainly not Larry Rothschild, and
    the Yankees should invite that guy as the pitching coach. This is obvious
    to the whole world.