• Coaching Carousel Cranks Crazy

    Posted by on October 30th, 2005 · Comments (2)

    From the Daily News:

    The reshaping of the Yankees’ coaching staff continued yesterday as the Bombers informed Neil Allen that he no longer will be the bullpen coach.

    Reached at home, GM Brian Cashman confirmed the move and said Allen had been offered a new position within the organization that is not on the major-league level.

    Former Phillies manager Larry Bowa will be the Yanks’ new third-base coach, former third-base coach Luis Sojo has been moved – likely to a minor-league managerial spot – and first-base coach Roy White has been let go.

    Lee Mazzilli is expected to become the new bench coach, replacing Joe Girardi, the new manager of the Marlins, while hitting coach Don Mattingly will remain in his role.

    The reshuffling is part of the Yanks’ stated commitment to giving Torre and Cashman more authority, in hopes that will quell the internal bickering between the New York and Tampa offices.

    Why do I have a strange feeling that Tino Martinez will be the new 1B coach?

    Comments on Coaching Carousel Cranks Crazy

    1. October 30th, 2005 | 4:23 pm

      I just finished watching game 4 of the 2001 WS on YES. What about Paul O’Neil as 1st base coach? We could use his fire again. I could see him arguing calls, getting guys going, all that kind of thing. All I know about him since he retired is that he does some comment work on YES. He’s available, at least!

    2. Jen
      October 31st, 2005 | 1:07 am

      I think the issue with O’Neill taking a coaching job right now is the travel and being away from his family (pretty sure that his kids are fairly young). I believe that’s why he only does a handful of games during the regular season.

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