Breaking News: Yankees Fire Pitching Coach Larry Rothschild (Tweets)
After the Philadelphia Phillies announced the hiring of Joe Girardi as their new manager, people started to speculate about what that move might mean for other personnel around baseball. Especially for those who have worked on a Girardi-led coaching staff in the past.
12up from MSN Sports was one of the first to report that a move for the Phillies to make would be going after Yankees long-time pitching coach Larry Rothschild, based on a tweet from Phillies Insider Jim Salisbury.
All that is a precursor to a move first speculated by Buster Olney (of ESPN) and then confirmed shortly after by Joel Sherman (of the NY Post): the New York Yankees are firing Larry Rothschild.
(We will update this post as more information becomes available)
Rumor, First Confirmation, and Official Announcement:
Sources: Yankees have discussed making a change at pitching coach and moving on from Larry Rothschild. — Buster Olney (@Buster_ESPN) October 28, 2019
Larry Rothschild is being removed as #Yankees pitching coach. NYY will likely announce later today offically. @Buster_ESPN mentioned possible removal first. — Joel Sherman (@Joelsherman1) October 28, 2019
The New York Yankees today announced that Larry Rothschild will not return to the coaching staff for the 2020 season. pic.twitter.com/5rTA6a3noA — New York Yankees (@Yankees) October 28, 2019
#Yankees more and more are moving toward new-age techniques to develop/game prep their pitchers, from the minors up. Rothschild was not totally resistant, he used analytic data to meld a pitching plan. But he was clearly more old school, than new. — Joel Sherman (@Joelsherman1) October 28, 2019
Yankees make it official and part ways with pitching coach Larry Rothschild: pic.twitter.com/OJ88Nc0L0x — Mark Feinsand (@Feinsand) October 28, 2019
Yankees announce Larry Rothschild out after 9 years. New voice scenario is likely. Remember Cashman praised pitching and didn’t say it was a reason for ALCS loss. Director of Pitching Sam Briend, hired away from @DrivelineBB this year, likely has a lot of input on next PC. — Sweeny Murti (@YankeesWFAN) October 28, 2019
Hear #Yankees do not have a Rothschild replacement in mind. That they will go thru a process to find pitching coach successor. — Joel Sherman (@Joelsherman1) October 28, 2019
I don’t know what direction Yanks want to go in replacing Rothschild. But David Cone, who blends old school/new school as well as any former pitcher, would be a smart guy to interview. Disclaimer: I wrote a book with Cone. But that simply heightened my respect for his knowledge — Jack Curry (@JackCurryYES) October 28, 2019