Evaluating Larry Rothschild

October 16, 2010 by  

Larry Rothschild has exercised his option to remain as the Cubs pitching coach for another season. Apparently this means that if it is OK with the new manager, he gets to stay. One of the odd things about Jim Hendry's tenure as GM is the number of no-trade contracts and player's and coach's options he has handed out.

Generally speaking, I would suppose that these are not a good thing, especially with respect to coaches. One would suppose that team management would not want to tie the field manager's hands by saddling him with holdover coaches, but Rothschild has just completed his ninth season with the Cubs and, if retained, will be worki...

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