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Padres hire former Yankees pitching coach Larry Rothschild

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Former New York Yankees pitching coach Larry Rothschild has been hired in the same position by the San Diego Padres.

Rothschild is one of several newcomers on rookie manager Jayce Tingler’s staff announced Thursday. Rothschild spent the last nine seasons with the Yankees before being fired after last season. He replaces Darren Balsley.

Other newcomers include bench coach Bobby Dickerson, first base coach Wayne Kirby, and Ben Fritz as bullpen coach. Dickerson comes from the Phillies and Kirby from the Orioles. Fritz enters his sixth season with the Padres organization and his first at the big league level.

Any thoughts on the merits of this hire?

 

QLE Posted: December 06, 2019 at 11:40 PM | 1 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: larry rothschild, padres, pitching coaches

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   1. Walt Davis Posted: December 08, 2019 at 04:10 PM (#5906850)
Judging from the fan's perspective, Rothschild seemed to do a very good job with the Cubs before going to the Yanks -- if memory serves, it was a move he wanted to make rather than the Cubs getting rid of him. I'm not sure he's had a lot to work with on the Yanks (nor can I remember quite what year he took over) but Tanaka has worked out OK, CC managed to find a way back to being a solid pitcher with reduced stuff, the bullpens were usually good. He'll be 66 before the season starts -- I don't know if he has some connection to SD or the West Coast and this is a "wanted to be closer to home" thing but I assume he's not going there intending to stay for 5-6 years.

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