According to a series of tweets from the YES Network's Jack Curry, the Yankees will be hiring two hitting coaches for the first time in the team's history. Jeff Pentland, who has been a hitting coach with the Marlins, Cubs, Royals, Mariners, and Dodgers will be the main hitting coach while Alan Cockrell, who has worked with the Rockies and Mariners, will be Pentland's assistant.
Reports surfaced last month about Pentland's possible hire and the Yankees will probably be making the announcement soon.
Curry also tweeted that his source said that both Pentland and Cockrell were impressive during their interviews and that the Yankees are comfortable with hiring two hitting coaches. Pentland has worked with Barry Bonds, Beltran, Gary Sheffield, Matt Kemp and Sammy Sosa.
So what do you think of this news? Will two hitting coaches be better than one? With the way the offense has been for the past two seasons, I think this could be a great move. In fact, they should probably hire four more.