Friday, October 18, 2013

Latest On The Coaching Staff Contracts

Joe's been long locked up with his new deal now, but the progress on re-signing the rest of his coaching staff remains slow.  On Wednesday, Mark Feinsand reported that the Yankees and pitching coach Larry Rothschild had agreed to a new deal, but we've yet to hear or read anything about the terms of the deal and there's been nothing formally announced by the team.

As for the rest of the staff, according to Cash there's "nothing to report" on their statuses.  We're now less than 2 weeks away from their current contracts expiring, so that adds a slight tick of intrigue to what their fates might be.  I'm sure the Yankees would like to bring back their bases coaches - they have no reason not to with Joe back - and Tony Pena as bench coach, although Pena could get some interest from teams with managerial openings, and I can't see Mike Harkey being let go.  The one to watch is Kevin Long.  His star isn't shining nearly as brightly as it was a few years ago, and the regression of guys like Granderson and Teix has been a problem.  If anybody doesn't make it back, it could be him.

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