Guest Post (Ed Botti): Thoughts on New Pitching Coach Matt Blake

Guest Post (Ed Botti): Thoughts on New Pitching Coach Matt Blake

Guest author Ed Botti comes to us on this Saturday with a post about the potential changing of the Yankees pitching philosophy, along with some history about the Yankees new pitching coach Matt Blake, and how his hiring may be an indication about the current structure of coaching in the MLB:

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Breaking News: Yankees to Hire Matt Blake as New Pitching Coach

Breaking News: Yankees to Hire Matt Blake as New Pitching Coach

Being reported today by ESPN’s Jeff Passan, the Yankees now have their newest pitching coach in Matt Blake.

Most recently, Matt Blake was a part of the Cleveland Indians’ organization where he worked as the assistant director as part of the Indians’ player development.

Outside of major league baseball, he was also a pitching director for Cressey Performance, and also owns the company Elite Pitching Development.

This is also not Matt Blake’s first stint in working with the Yankees, as he- according to his LinkedIn- has been an area scout for them since 2010.

As more information comes out, we will update. Check inside for tweets about what MLB insiders think:

(Hint: This is looking like a great move.)

(This photo is from his days as a pitching coach with the New England Ruffnecks)

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