TheYanks04 wrote:slomo007 wrote:IMHO, this is just a NY pipedream. All that has happened is that NY is trying to talk to him. That means absolutely nothing at this point. Maybe I'll have to come back and eat crow, but I see no reason to go there. If he's good in NY, someone else will get the credit. If he's not good, he'll get the blame. Talk about a very poor situation.
There is NO ONE in the Yanks coaching core that knows the difference between a fastball and a curveball. Mazzone would get the credit simply because there is no one else with even a clue. Not that I disagree with your assessment of the likelihood, I don't. I think it is wishful thinking and that Mazzone is never going to leave Atlanta.
It's practically a given that if suddenly NY had a 2.0 ERA next year, it would be due to the impressive signings and great bullpen management by Torre according to the general public. Mazzone would be about 5th on the list, behind the groundskeeper for keeping the grass 1/8th inch longer. Oh yeah, then there's that Leo guy who knows that one thing.