The Yankees have wasted no time compiling their list of replacements for Mel Stottlemyre, targeting three of the best pitching coaches in baseball.
Don Cooper of the Chicago White Sox, Dave Righetti of the San Francisco Giants and Leo Mazzone of the Atlanta Braves are considered the favorites, along with former Yankee Ron Guidry.
The Yankees consider bullpen coach Neil Allen a candidate but don’t think he is ready yet. Triple-A Columbus coach Gil Patterson and Jimmy Key also are on their radar.
Wow, zero mention of Joe Kerrigan. I’m not sure what that means? But, I would love to see Jimmy Key sneak in there. From what I’ve heard, he’s Girardi-like in terms of his smarts and the respect that he recieves from players.