Mets hope new pitching coach Dave Eiland’s fresh voice will help turn around struggling staff -
You don't say. Who writes these headlines? The article itself is much better though.
From the NY DAILY NEWS
LaTroy Hawkins knew he wasn’t pitching well. The Yankees fans who booed him knew he was struggling. The Yankees front office and the coaching staff all knew Hawkins was having a hard time. There was just no hiding it.And Hawkins, the veteran reliever, appreciated that Dave Eiland just came out and talked about it with him.
“He’s honest. Sometimes, he’s brutally honest, but he lets you know what’s going on, what he’s thinking and what the team is thinking,” the former Met and Yankee reliever said. “A pitching coach’s job is to help you get better and Dave is there to do that for you.
“The bottom line is that a pitcher has to make the most of working with a pitching coach. Dave Eiland will work with you and help you, but as a pitcher, you have to work with him, you have to put the work in,” Hawkins said. “I am a big fan of Dave Eiland and I think he can help a staff.
“But the pitchers have to do the work, and they will make the difference.”That's a good vote of confidence for the new coach. Do we think certain pitchers will put in the work though? Will they listen or do they "know" everything now? Will there be push back because certain pitchers were pro Warthen? Guess we'll see.