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Thursday, October 14, 2021

Sources: New York Yankees shake up staff under Aaron Boone, won’t renew contracts of hitting coach Marcus Thames, 3B coach Phil Nevin

The fallout from the Yankees’ disappointing 2021 season has started, as New York will not renew the contracts of hitting coach Marcus Thames and third base coach Phil Nevin, sources have confirmed to ESPN.

The Yankees also are expected to not renew the deal of assistant hitting coach P.J. Pilittere, sources confirm to ESPN.

The moves mark a staff shakeup under manager Aaron Boone, whose job security also has come under scrutiny after the Yankees’ third-place finish in the AL East and loss to the rival Boston Red Sox in the AL Wild-Card Game.

Sources told ESPN earlier this week that Yankees owner Hal Steinbrenner is inclined to keep Boone as manager, although the situation remains fluid. Boone has managed the Yankees to the postseason in each of his four seasons in The Bronx but does not have a contract for 2022.

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: October 14, 2021 at 02:45 PM | 12 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. villageidiom Posted: October 14, 2021 at 04:34 PM (#6046359)
I'm not sure how much either of them were the problem this year, but (from a distance) neither strikes me as irreplaceable.
   2. catomi01 Posted: October 14, 2021 at 05:31 PM (#6046374)
They had only 3 regulars above an OPS+ of 100 on a team that was expected to be way above average offensively...whether or not that's on Thames, its not surprising that he had to the fall guy. Nevin, its less clear, but the Yankees had a few high profile baserunning issues this year, culminating with Judge being thrown out by 25 feet against its not all that surprising either.
   3. the Hugh Jorgan returns Posted: October 14, 2021 at 05:50 PM (#6046377)
third base coach Phil Nevin

One bad send and you're out!

   4. Miserable, Non-Binary Candy is all we deserve CoB Posted: October 14, 2021 at 06:11 PM (#6046381)
One bad send and you're out!

Well, that plus the other 22 guys thrown out at home during the regular season ...
   5. Captain Joe Bivens, Pointless and Wonderful Posted: October 14, 2021 at 10:12 PM (#6046437)
   6. Nasty Nate Posted: October 14, 2021 at 10:35 PM (#6046447)
To quote Shakespeare:

To-morrow, and to-morrow, and to-morrow,
Creeps in this petty pace from day to day
To the last syllable of recorded time,
And all our yesterdays have lighted fools
The way to dusty death. Yankees Suck!
   7. Rally Posted: October 15, 2021 at 11:31 AM (#6046650)

Sure he can. A little known rule is that any time a runner gets to third, the 3B coach can run for them free of penalty. Doesn’t even mean the player has to leave the game, he can go back in the field or take his next turn at bat. But because managers insist on hiring their old, slow, out of shape buddies to coach third instead of the next Herb Washington, the rule is barely known.
   8. weiss-man Posted: October 18, 2021 at 01:29 PM (#6047174)
They need to hire Ron Washington as third base coach. His runners were safe!
   9. villageidiom Posted: October 19, 2021 at 09:16 AM (#6047377)
When reading #8 my mind can only hear it in the voice of Larry David as George Steinbrenner.
   10. Jose is an Absurd Sultan Posted: October 19, 2021 at 09:18 AM (#6047378)

Boone will be signing a 3-year contract with an option year to return as manager of the Yankees, according to a person who has been briefed on the matter. #yankees #boone
   11. villageidiom Posted: October 19, 2021 at 09:41 AM (#6047383)
Well, THAT will surely reduce fan complaints about the team.
   12. jmurph Posted: October 19, 2021 at 10:03 AM (#6047387)
The shift from the Yankees to being comfortable with being just good enough remains an ongoing source of sports joy. I thank them for that.

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