Former MLB baseman Sean Casey was hired as the interim hitting coach by the New York Yankees mid-season. After sacking predecessor Dillon Lawson during the All-Star break, the front office appointed Casey with immediate effect. Moreover, the skipper Aaron Boone reportedly played a huge role in the decision-making owing to his personal connections.
Having said that, Sean Casey, with no previous coaching experience, did a decent job with the team. While the numbers painted a different picture, the hitters, including DJ LeMahieu and Aaron Judge, spoke highly of the coach. Is it enough to make a case for Sean to return in 2024? Well, the former baseman just confused everyone with conflicting statements on his future in the Bronx.
Sean Casey’s Fate Is Apparently Hanging Over Aaron Boone’s Future!
Prior to the season finale against the Royals, the New York Yankees hitting coach made waves with a startling revelation. Addressing his future in the Bronx, Sean Casey claimed that the managerial duo of Aaron Boone and Brian Cashman had asked him to return as the hitting coach in 2024. While the former baseman is overwhelmed with the offer, he still needs to have a word with his family before taking a final call. However, just hours later, Casey flipped. He said that he has not been offered anything officially. Apparently, the front office has had conversations with Sean to understand if he will be willing to continue in case Aaron Boone returns in 2024.
“So there’s been no offer made to me from Cash,” added Sean Casey. So what is the Yankees stand on Casey? Well, as far as Aaron Boone is concerned, he wants his pal back next year. The skipper confirmed that he will meet Hal Steinbrenner and Brian Cashman next week in Tampa to sort a few things out, including the Casey situation. However, Boone feels the hitting coach acted prematurely and jumped the gun. The decision-making team has yet to take a call on his future. Having said that, the Yankee manager will certainly vote in favor of his former teammate if given a chance. He feels Sean Casey has been a breath of fresh air in the clubhouse, and the players love him. He has done a decent job in a short period of time, which should make a strong case.
Sean Casey Sums Up His First Ever Coaching Stint Experience With Yankees!
As the New York Yankees 2023 season campaign concludes, hitting coach Sean Casey will return to his analyst stint at MLB Network. But before, he did not fail to share his experience of coaching for the first time in the Bronx. “This has been incredible. Obviously, it wasn’t on my radar, and it exceeded my expectations,” said Casey.
He added that he is grateful to have been given the opportunity to coach some of the best hitters in the league, including the beast Aaron Judge. It’s a once-in-a-lifetime experience that will stay with him for the rest of his life. While he would love to come back into the role, the decision-making remains out of his hands for now.