“Larry cares deeply about his craft and the pitchers under his tutelage, and he played a significant role in our successes over the past nine seasons. There’s a reason why Larry has had the type of distinguished baseball career he’s had, and it starts with experience and dedication that is difficult to emulate,” Brian Cashman stated about Larry Rothschild departure.
Rothschild has been with Yankees for almost a decade now, joining the Club in 2011 under the helm of Joe Girardi. With Girardi recently taking a position as the Manager of the Philadelphia Phillies, it’s not hard to imagine where we may find Rothschild soon landing.
After all, even with a beaten and bartered pitching staff throughout the season, Rothschild did manage to coach his staff to a 4.31 ERA, which would be 14th in the Majors. Which was ultimately good enough to help the Yankees win 103 games. Come post season, the staff maintained a 2.87 ERA, despite not being able to make it to the World Series.
The Yankees are expected to make many more moves this off season, and most speculate they will be in the market for a new Ace to fill the void that Sabathia will leave behind. With the Minor League Pitching Coordinator, Danny Borrell, leaving earlier this summer to pursue a head spot at Georgia Tech; as well as Scott Alfred let go after the minor league season, it’s anyone’s guess as to who will take over.
One thing remains certain, however. The Yankees are looking to win. After a decade of not being in the World Series, changes are certain to come. Larry Rothschild is just the beginning.
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