Well there’s something I didn’t expect to find out yesterday. Via George King, the Yankees have fired head hitting coach Jeff Pentland and bullpen coach Gary Tuck. Pentland confirmed this directly to King, saying “When I signed, I was told it was probably a one-year deal. That was always in the back of my mind, but we didn’t look too good the last month. It’s the Yankees, that’s the best way to describe it. I have no regrets.’’ Both Pentland and Tuck were told by Cash last week that they would not be brought back.
This hardly comes as a surprise. The Yankees stumbled to the finish line this year after leading the division by 7 games in July, and they went out incredibly weakly in the Wild Card game. Cash and Girardi aren’t going anywhere, it’s not that easy to get rid of the players, so somebody had to take the fall. The Yankees scored the second most runs in MLB this season with 764, but the offense dropped off in the second half and really fell apart in September and October. … Click here to read the rest