10/02/2008 10:04:00 AM

Yanks Must Do Anything They Can To Bring Back Larry Bowa

Posted by Mark McCray |

Now that Cash is back for another three years, Yankee management has a lot of work ahead of them. One of the first things they need to do is to sort out the problems with the coaching staff.

According to George A. King of the New York Post, one of those possible coaching changes is releasing third base coach Bobby Meacham. Apparently, fans and media members are not the only ones who criticized the way Meacham coached third base, as players have supposedly been grumbling about some of the decisions he made waving them home when they should have been staying on third, and halting players who should have come home.

I personally thought Meacham was pretty bad, but not horrible. But check this out.  According to King, if Meacham is released, it could open the door for Larry Bowa to return.  Now that would be something.  Girardi and Bowa together would be a vast improvement to the current coaching staff. If it means releasing Meacham to get Bowa, the Yankees better do anything they possibly can to make this happen.


George A. King/New York Post:
If Cashman makes a change it could involve third base coach Bobby Meacham, who seems to have been unfairly criticized for Robinson Cano's supbar season.

Nevertheless, some players grumbled about Meacham's work at third. If Meacham, who was brought in by Girardi, isn't retained, Larry Bowa, the Yankees' former third base coach, could return. Bowa, considered the best third base coach in baseball, signed a two-year deal with the Dodgers but has an out after this one.

3 comments:

http://janeheller.mlblogs.com said...

I'd love to have Bowa back. But with all due respect to George King, who's "the king" of beat writers in my opinion, I can't see Bowa deserting Torre for Girardi. Although now that I think about it, he did want to stay with the Yankees. It was the organization that didn't bring him back. Hmm.

Mark M. said...

Actually. No disrespect to Bobby Meacham...but he just isn't a very good 3rd base coach.

Bowa however, in addition to being a great 3rd base coach is also a great motivator (see Robinson Cano).

Who know's what will happen...but they need to upgrade that coaching position.

Thanks for commenting, Jane!!!

Anonymous said...

the torre/bowa relationship is perfect for the both parties. they both have their alter egos sitting next to them.
bowa gives torre someone capable of firey outbursts, while torre gives bowa a sounding board unlike any he's ever had...AND THEY'RE WINNING! it would take a miracle to split that up that duo.

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