As you surely know, the Yankees fired pitching coach Dave Eiland after their ALCS loss to the Texas Rangers.
Tuesday, November 2, 2010
Brian Cashman has basically refused to comment on the matter, but the clues that the Yankees have left behind lead to a not-so-happy reason for the departure.
Dave Eiland missed almost an entire month early on in the season for undisclosed personal reasons. This right away seemed to be a clear sign that something is amiss. Then there are various rumors around the blogosphere that basically say the obvious - Dave Eiland missed time because he was in rehab.
All the signs point to this, all thought I am in no way saying that this is a fact. This is purely speculation. There has not been any official statement in any way stating this.
The Yankees have however been looking for replacements for him for the next season. Various sources say they have been considering at least Gil Patterson, Mike Harkey, and Scott Aldred for the job.
Posted by Steve S at 11:34 PM