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Yankees Updates: Coaches, Arbitration Figures

by Paul Semendinger

January 15, 2024


Over the last week, a number of bits of Yankees news occurred that we didn't yet touch on.

2024 Yankees Coaching Staff Finalized/Announced

(from YES Network)

Manager - Aaron Boone

Bench Coach - Brad Ausmus

Pitching Coach - Matt Blake

Bullpen Coach - Mike Harkey

Assistant Pitching Coach - Desi Druschel

Hitting Coach - James Rowson

Assistant Hitting Coaches - Casey Dykes and Pat Roessler

Third Base and Outfield Coach - Luis Rojas

First Base and Infield Coach - Travis Chapman

Major League Field Coordinator and Director of Catching - Tanner Swanson.

You can access short biographies of each coach from this article on the YES Network site.


Yankees Settle With all Arbitration-Eligible Players

(from MLBTR)



Reports from all over baseball seem to indicate that the Yankees are NOT done yet acquiring players.

IF (a big if) this is true, it's great news - fantastic news. The Yankees aren't complete - and should still be looking to improve.

In my opinion:

  • I'd love to see another quality starting pitcher

  • I'd love to find a way that Arton Judge does not play centerfield

  • I'd love the Yankees to find a third baseman so DJ LeMahieu need not play there regularly

I hope the Yankees are serious!

Let's Go Yankees!


9 comentários

15 de jan.

I am warming to the thought of adding Justin Turner. Not the fielder that Chapman is but I feel the guy has more offense to contribute , plus he could spell Rizzo at first and free up DJ to be the utility guy that he he more suited to be at this stage in his career.

21 de jan.
Respondendo a

I actually don’t hate that idea… but like DJ, he’s not a full time 3B anymore. He’s more like a 1B/DH that can play third in a pinch. His bat still has something to offer though (averaging 50+ extra base hits, .277 avg and almost .350 obp).


15 de jan.

LeMahieu, if he's hitting as well as formerly he has, SHOULD be playing regularly at 3B

if we're to be concerned about whether he'll become tired, we should understand that playing a corner is far less tiring than being in the middle of the infield.

and if Torres, Volpe and Peraza remain with the team, DJ belongs in the corner.

15 de jan.
Respondendo a

that he's moved to the less demanding position of 3B is, obviously, a way to decrease the toll upon his decrepit, 35 year old body,

it's preposterous to claim that because he's not played more than 69 games at 3B, that it would be a problem.

the Yankees have some experience with moving middle infield guys to the corners and getting reasonably good results.

the only deficiency that I've noticed with LeMahieu at third is with his throwing arm. he's got the glove and retains pretty good range.

and he's still able to be a regular........ which is not identical to saying that he will or should play every day.

we'll agree that he should be rested ...and we should…


Alan B.
Alan B.
15 de jan.

The one good thing about Judge playing CF regularly is that he will also have to DH once week, so pressure is on Stanton to produce immediately. Now, I can't see Judge being the regular CF past the trading deadline on August 1.

If everyone is healthy, I'm OK with one of 3 guys - DJ, Peraza, or Cabrera being my 3B. Now, if DJ & Peraza are injured and/or traded away, and Durbin is being the leadoff hitter in SWB, I wouldn't mind giving him a chance as my 3B/leadoff hitter. I'm not even thinking about who could become available via trade. I just don't want to sign Chapman.

Unless there is a trade, I'm can't see bringing in…

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