While a roster overhaul is inevitable, the New York Yankees are also expected to ring in some changes in the team management. And few might be forced ones. For instance, hitting coach Sean Casey announced his departure last month via podcast appearance. Casey cited family reasons for his imminent exit.
Since then, the Yankees have not announced the appointment of a replacement. While the search for a new hitting coach is ongoing, it seems the Yanks will have to expand their search as more coaching personnel are likely to part as the off-season goes underway. Apparently, the Bombers bench coach, Carlos Mendoza, has landed on multiple rivals list of a potential new role.
Former Yankee World Champion Nick Swisher Must Replace Mendoza As Yankees Bench Coach In 2024!
Carlos Mendoza has been associated with the New York Yankees organization since 2009. He worked in minor leagues and managed multiple Yankee-affiliated teams. Eventually, he ended up as the team’s bench coach in 2019. Since then, he has served under manager Aaron Boone and has helped players to the best of his ability. However, after earning years of coaching experience, Mendoza wants to take a leap. As per the latest rumors, Mendoza interviewed at Guardians, Mets, and Padres for the managerial position opening. It clearly suggests that the bench coach will part ways with Yanks before spring training commences. Having said that, if and when Mendoza chooses to leave, the Yanks can consider replacing him with Nick Swisher.
The former Yankee won the World Series for the Bombers in 2009. He retired in 2017 but stayed on good terms with the Yankees leadership. This year, he spent a good amount of time with the team during spring training and also traveled on several road trips. Swisher’s increased involvement led to wild speculations. Many believe that the former champion will be inducted into the leadership sooner or later. Thus, Mendoza’s exit should serve as a blessing in disguise. Nick has a championship-winning mentality, and he can help the players stay tough during crunch movements. Since Swisher knows the franchise in and out, he can easily gel up with like-minded players. Ultimately, having an in-house candidate on the coaching bench is always a plus for any organization.
Tino Martinez And Nick Swisher Considered For Hitting Coach’s Role!
The New York Yankees have multiple positions to fill in the team management for the 2024 season. And rumors suggest that the front office is more inclined towards in-house candidates. Pete Simonetti recently claimed that former world champions Tino Martinez and Nick Swisher have been considered for the hitting coach’s position for the 2024 season. Sean Casey took an exit, which had vacated the spot.
Tino Martinez earlier served with the Miami Marlins as hitting coach in 2013. However, he was fired due to player abuse charges. Since then, he has been working as an analyst. Nick Swisher, as earlier discussed, remained actively involved with the team in 2023. Thus, he could land a job at one of the two alleged vacant spots for the 2024 season.