chrispistol3 wrote:How he hasn't been fired yet- blows my mind. One pitcher after another has stepped in quick sand the second they get to NY. Everyone says it's the pressure of playing there. I say BS- it's Mel. He has been successful with one pitcher, that I can think of over the years...and that is Rivera.
Let the list of Stottlemyre screw-ups begin....
any others? or explanations why the finger is never pointed at him?
I can't pin Brown on Stottlemyre. He's old and brittle. Why is Clemens on this list? Loaiza was horrible when he got to NY, and the fact that he started off quickly this season is in keeping with a career long trend. Weaver was absolutely a head case...and in fact, he still is. Mussina just isn't as sharp as he used to be and it's not Mel's fault that Unit is a middle aged man whose stuff has suddently become hittable.
But I will go along with you on Vazquez. His problems were more mechanical than anything else, and Stottlemyre did nothing to remedy the situation.
I don't rate Stottlemyre as an elite pitching coach by any means, but if you want to hand out blame, try Cashman/Steinbrenner. Any finger pointing has to begin right there.