Magruder: Diamondbacks to name Mike Harkey pitching coach


Via Jack Magruder: The Diamondbacks are set to name Mike Harkey their new pitching coach on Monday. Good for him. Harkey, 47, has been the Yankees’ bullpen coach since 2008 and he is one of Joe Girardi‘s closest friends and confidants. Obviously the team will need to dig up a replacement now. Triple-A pitching Scott Aldred, who also interviewed for the D’Backs pitching coach gig, could be a candidate for the job.

Categories : Asides, Coaching Staff


  1. forensic says:

    Damn, how are they going to find someone else who can answer a phone AND read a baseball lineup at the same time???

  2. CashmanNinja says:

    This is a real shame. It’s not because I don’t think he can do a fantastic job, but more along the lines of hoping he’d be the one to take over once Rothschild is ready to step down. He would have been a fantastic internal option, but oh well. It would have been cruel to just have him toil away in the ‘pen. I feel he’s a big reason for a lot of the success our bullpen has had recently and I think he’s going to be fantastic for the D-Backs. Congrats to him…and I think he’ll be missed.

  3. MooCow says:

    Huge loss.
    Harkey has to be 6’5″ and 270.

  4. RetroRob says:

    Oh, no. They’ve lost their bullpen coach!

  5. Damn, I liked Mike Harkey quite a bit.

    Who’s going to run into the bullpen and catch home runs now? >:|

  6. Bob says:

    How much money is the promotion from bullpen to pitching coach worth?

  7. Pinkie Pie says:

    Dammit. I liked Mike Harkey a lot, albeit for no other reason than his intimidating presence.

  8. Nathan says:

    Who is going to give those huge bear hugs now?

  9. Steve (different one) says:

    Hire Cone. He’ll teach those guys how to build arm strength in the bullpen. Don’t even need a shake weight.

  10. soxhata says:

    Hire Jim Leyritz.Poor guy needs a new start.

  11. steve says:

    Bring in a vet. Mike Stanton will do.

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