Out of many shortcomings of the 2023 season, one key element that led to an utter disaster for the New York Yankees was the lack of offensive production during crucial stretches. As Aaron Judge met his ill fate in early July, the rest of the lineup fell like a pack of cards. Suddenly, it seemed the team could not produce basic baseball hits.
Eventually, things worsened as Aaron Judge ended up being on IL for six long weeks. During that exact period, the Yankees’ playoff dreams crashed. Having said that, the front office did try to salvage the damage by hiring a new hitting coach. While the numbers have been largely indifferent, many believe the coach could return in 2024.
Sean Casey To Extend His Stay In Bronx, Claims Renowned MLB Insider!
Former Reds’ baseman Sean Casey was enjoying his stint as an MLB analyst when Aaron Boone, the New York Yankees skipper, dialed him during the All-Star break. He offered Casey a job the latter couldn’t resist. As the All-Star break commences, Brian Cashman fired then-hitting coach Dillon Lawson in the aftermath of the offensive collapse. Casey came in as an interim hitting coach. However, he didn’t leave any significant impact with regard to numbers. The Yanks still finished the second-worst team with an overall batting average of .223. However, despite the low impact, perhaps Casey could return in 2024 after all.
Bryan Hoch of MLB says that while Sean Casey is yet to receive an official offer from the front office, early signs indicate towards his return in 2024. Aaron Boone, who reportedly orchestrated the hitting coach’s onboarding, termed Casey’s arrival as a breath of fresh air. Also, players like DJ LeMahieu and Aaron Judge have spoken highly of the coach’s way of conduct and his baseball IQ. Though Sean has zero coaching experience, he has 12 years of MLB experience, which helps him get inside the minds of struggling players. He can relate more as a former player himself. Additionally, Casey also ranked his experience in the Bronx as one of the best times of his life and confirmed being open to a reunion in 2024. Thus, early signs point towards a return of Sean Casey in 2024.
Sean Casey Earlier Jumped The Gun On His Future With the Yankees!
Earlier, Sean Casey confused the Yankees fans with a contrasting statement regarding his future in the Bronx. He first said that Brian Cashman and Aaron Boone are asking him to return as the team’s hitting coach in 2024. However, Boone later dismissed the claims by saying that the front office has not held any discussion as of yet, and perhaps Casey jumped the gun.
As speculations escalated, Sean Casey had to come out clean. He said that his words were taken out of context. The hitting coach confirmed that he was yet to receive an official offer from the Yankees front office. Though, he would love to return if the team asks him to anytime in the future. Overall, as of this writing, Sean Casey’s future in the Bronx remains uncertain. However, with the backing of Aaron Boone, Casey might steal the job after all.