2020 Yankees

billyS

Reign of Terror
How did David Cone lose out to Matt Blake(who?) For Pitching coach?
Maybe they got the sense Cone wasn't all in?
The Indians just promoted this guy Tuesday so they definitely wanted to retain him.
I'm just wondering how a 33 year old who never pitched in the major is going to relate to the players in game?
Is he going to go out to the mound in the middle of an inning and tell Paxton he needs to get his spin rate up on his fastball?
I agree with the analytics but more as an overall plan but don't you need a guy who can spot a flaw in mechanics in game?
 

billyS

Reign of Terror
I agree Billy - But I guess we are going to find out about Blake.
I like the overall plan for the organization. If you look at their top 30 prospect list they have some great arms down there but they need to develop them. They really need to get better at that. You look at Tampa and for years they have been graduating starters from the minors.
Let's see what happens.
 
I'm just wondering how a 33 year old who never pitched in the major is going to relate to the players in game?
Is he going to go out to the mound in the middle of an inning and tell Paxton he needs to get his spin rate up on his fastball?
I agree with the analytics but more as an overall plan but don't you need a guy who can spot a flaw in mechanics in game?
I've long felt the need to having somone who played in the pros to be a coach/manager is pretty overrated. Was Kevin Long, a guy who never played in an MLB game, a subpar hitting coach with the Yankees? Or is he a guy we remember some of their great hitters raving about? I would say he related pretty well to them, and to the current Nationals who just won the World Series.

I remember when Magic Johnson and Wayne Gretzky became head coaches. I remember thinking great, are there going to tell them to just do exactly what their natural abilities allowed them to do so now these players will be All Pros?

Different sport, but Bill Belichek not having played has not appeared to have been a significant barrier for him in being the greatest coach in NFL history.
 

billyS

Reign of Terror
I've long felt the need to having somone who played in the pros to be a coach/manager is pretty overrated. Was Kevin Long, a guy who never played in an MLB game, a subpar hitting coach with the Yankees? Or is he a guy we remember some of their great hitters raving about? I would say he related pretty well to them, and to the current Nationals who just won the World Series.

I remember when Magic Johnson and Wayne Gretzky became head coaches. I remember thinking great, are there going to tell them to just do exactly what their natural abilities allowed them to do so now these players will be All Pros?

Different sport, but Bill Belichek not having played has not appeared to have been a significant barrier for him in being the greatest coach in NFL history.
Good points
 
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