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Rob Neyer notes why Dave Eiland might not be the best choice for the Royals as a pitching coach:
Duty compels me to point out that CC Sabathia‘s best season as a Yankee came after Eiland left, and that Iván Nova, Freddy García, and Bartolo Colón — the surprising keys to the Yankees’ great season — all arrived after Eiland left.
Which young pitchers did Eiland assist in their (successful) transitions to the majors? Phil Hughes, until his arm went dead. David Robertson, though he didn’t become a star until after Eiland left.
Meanwhile, Eiland was the presiding authority during the declines/collapses of Joba Chamberlain, A.J. Burnett, and Javier Vazquez.
Of course, few pitching coaches have the success of Larry Rothschild, either. Eiland may be good, but Larry might just be better.
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Dave Eiland, who spent the last year as a special assistant for his hometown Rays , was hired Tuesday as the Royals pitching coach.
"I'm very happy; it's what I do,'' said Eiland. "I wouldn't have left Tampa Bay for any pitching coach job. It had to be the right fit, and Kansas City felt like a very good fit.'' Also, Dan Feinstein, the Rays...
Royals manager Ned Yost said last month that he wanted to find a new pitching coach who managed to have a long career in the major leagues despite having ''mediocre stuff.''
He found precisely that in Dave Eiland.
The former Yankees pitching coach was added to Yost's staff on Tuesday. He'll be tasked with helping to develop a young starting rotation that...
The latest on the coaching and managerial front:
The Royals announced the hiring of Dave Eiland as their new pitching coach. Eiland served as the Yankees' pitching coach from 2008-10 and spent this year as a special assistant with the Rays.
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The Kansas City Royals named Dave Eiland pitching coach on Tuesday.
ROGER MOONEY Dave Eiland, who spent last season as a special assistant on Andrew Friedman’s staff, was hired by Kansas City today to be the Royals pitching coach. “I wouldn’t have left the Rays for any job, any pitching…
The Royals hired Dave Eiland as pitching coach on Tuesday. Eiland was pitching coach with the Yankees from 2008-10, including when they won the World Series in 2009.
Dave Eiland was named pitching coach of the Kansas City Royals on Tuesday.
The Royals used Tuesday's break in the World Series schedule to announce the hiring of Dave Eiland as their new pitching coach.
Royals manager Ned Yost said last month that he wanted to find a new pitching coach who managed to have a long career in the major leagues despite having "mediocre stuff." He found precisely that in Dave Eiland. The former Yankees pitching coach was added to Yost's staff on Tuesday. He'll be tasked with helping to develop a young starting rotation that was long...
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