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Staff changes on the way as well

Posted by: Peter Abraham - Posted in Misc on Oct 29, 2007 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

It will be interesting to see how having Joe Girardi as manager will change the look of the coaching staff.

Obviously Don Mattingly is out. This has to be a bitter day for him. He returned to the team as a coach with the specific goal of becoming manager and never got a chance. He did nothing wrong. Tough way for him to leave the organization

Larry Bowa will probably take the position in Seattle now. Ron Guidry wasn’t coming back regardless.

Tony Pena could be the bench coach or third base coach. Look for the Yankees to retain Kevin Long. They also are likely to promote Rob Thomson, a coaching assistant last season, to a field position.

Girardi had Gary Tuck on his staff in Florida. Tuck was with the Yankees for nine seasons as a catching instructor. Perhaps he will return.

Meanwhile, consider this:

The last time the Yankees hired a manager it was a broadcaster who had a losing record as a manager in the National League. He was a former catcher who was friends with Don Zimmer.

That was Joe Torre. You can say the same about Joe Girardi.




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