So why haven't the Yankees pulled the trigger on getting Raul back to the Bronx as a hitting coach? This seems like a no-brainer to me.
Quick note. We've heard that the Yankees were interested in talking to Raul Ibanez about the the Yankees hitting coach job. We've also heard that Raul was "all ears" about the gig. Then... nothing.
Back on October 31st, George King III of the New York Post said this:
"The Yankees and Raul Ibanez have discussed him becoming the club’s
hitting coach and he is curious about the possibility, according to
people with knowledge of the situation....Ibanez, 42, is widely respected for his knowledge of hitting and an
ability to communicate with players on the subject. However, since he
has never been a hitting coach at any level, there could be questions
about if he can handle the wide variety of chores attached to the
The question is this... are the Yankees unsure if Raul can handle the job because he doesn't have a hitting coach background? Or... are they trying to hammer out a deal. Stay tuned...
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