I don’t like to read stories like this one in today’s AJC.
The New York Yankees are negotiating with Braves pitching coach Leo Mazzone and could be close to getting him to trade in his tomahawk for pinstripes.
Hours after Yankees manager Joe Torre gave Mazzone a ringing endorsement Tuesday, Mazzone’s attorney confirmed talks with the Yankees began several days ago and had progressed….
“Leo has great affection for the Braves organization and Bobby Cox but has reached a state in his career where, for his benefit and his family’s benefit, he has to consider all his options,” Reale said. “That’s what he’s in the process of doing right now. We’re proceeding in a formalized manner.”
That doesn’t sound good.
If you are visiting Sabernomics because of my previous work on Leo Mazzone, please see the article I wrote over at The Baseball Analysts. And if you’re Jack Reale or Todd Thrasher, drop me line.