Padres hire longtime pitching coach Larry Rothschild

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - MAY 15: Pitching coach Larry Rothschild #58 of the New York Yankees congratulates closing pitcher Aroldis Chapman #54 after the Yankees win 3-1 during game two of a double header against the Baltimore Orioles at Yankee Stadium on May 15, 2019 in the Bronx borough of New York City. (Photo by Sarah Stier/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - MAY 15: Pitching coach Larry Rothschild #58 of the New York Yankees congratulates closing pitcher Aroldis Chapman #54 after the Yankees win 3-1 during game two of a double header against the Baltimore Orioles at Yankee Stadium on May 15, 2019 in the Bronx borough of New York City. (Photo by Sarah Stier/Getty Images) /
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The San Diego Padres have started putting together their coaching staff by bringing on longtime pitching coach Larry Rothschild.

San Diego did not waste much time after Larry Rothschild was let go by the New York Yankees in making him the Padres new pitching coach.

Rothschild has been around the game for a long time and has a reputation as being one of the best pitching coaches of all-time.

He spent nine years as the Yankees pitching coach and has been in professional baseball for 45 years as a player, coach, and manager.

But he seemed to wear out his welcome with the Yankees who were looking to shake things up.

Much to the pleasure of the Padres, they were able to scoop him up and now have a great coach in place to help mold this young pitching staff.

Before his time with the Yankees, he was a pitching coach for the Chicago Cubs from 2002-2010.

He’s won a World Series as a coach with the Cincinnati Reds (1990) and Florida Marlins (1997).

I didn’t realize that he was the first-ever manager for the Tampa Bay Devil Rays.

Rothschild also spent a year as an instructor for the Atlanta Braves back in their heyday.

Needless to say, Rothschild has been around a while and has plenty of experience.

His pitching staffs have been known to put up great strikeout numbers over his career.

Yankees’ pitchers set the franchise record for strikeouts in a season in 2018 with 1,634, which is third-most in Major League Baseball history behind the 2018 and 2019 seasons of the Houston Astros.

The Cubs led baseball in strikeouts in each of his first seven seasons in Chicago.

It will certainly be great to have someone with Rothschild’s experience with the inexperienced Jayce Tingler taking over as the Padres manager in 2020.

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Hopefully the two will form a great bond as they look to bring this young and talented team into contention in next season.

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