Longtime Cubs pitching coach Larry Rothschild, has joined the Bronx Bombers staff. Rothschild was expected to be with the Cubs organization throughout the 2011 season, but was invited to interview for the vacant position left by Dave Eiland.
The mighty New York Yankees were beat out this post season by the surging Texas Rangers. There is speculation that this may have contributed to the releasing of Eiland.
Rothschild had informed the Cubs that he would like to be closer to his home in Tampa Florida.
The move leaves a big hole in the team’s staff. Rothschild had been with the Cubs since 2002 when Yankees manager Joe Girardi was with the team.
I’m not sure I like this move because pitching was an area that the Cubs were strong in. Rothschild is known as a communicator and I think right now, Zambrano is on his way back and would have benefited well under Rothschild.
We’re going to miss you Larry at Wrigley. Good Luck!