New York Yankees fire pitching coach Larry Rothschild

Mar 24, 2018; Lake Buena Vista, FL, USA; New York Yankees starting pitcher Luis Severino (left) and catcher Gary Sanchez listen to pitching coach Larry Rothschild (middle) at the mound during the fourth inning against the Atlanta Braves at Champion Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Reinhold Matay-USA TODAY Sports

After nine years of working with the New York Yankees, the club announced today that pitching coach Larry Rothschild will not be returning for the 2020 season.

“I want to personally thank Larry for his near-decade of commitment to this organization. Larry cares deeply about his craft and the pitchers under his tutelage, and he played a significant role in our successes over the past nine seasons. There’s a reason why Larry has had the type of distinguished baseball career he’s had, and it starts with experience and dedication that is difficult to emulate,” general manager Brian Cashman said on the matter.

There’s been speculation on how well of a job Rothschild was doing with the Yankee pitchers. Credited to a 4.31 team ERA, fans believe Rothschild didn’t do enough with the pitchers.

Others think differently.

Ryan Ruocco of YES Network said on a podcast The Short Porch (Barstool Sports), that Rothschild works his tail off with the pitchers. He says all the work he does with the pitchers gets overlooked and he does more than people know.

Regardless of how fans viewed Rothschild, he still won’t be returning next season.

The recent hiring of Joe Girardi to the Philadephia Phillies might open a door for Rothschild. He and Girardi have a solid relationship since they worked together for years in New York, so he could potentially find himself working in Philly next year as the pitching coach.

“I thought he did a great job there,” Girardi said of Rothchild’s work with the Yankees.