27 April 2008


I took a few hits about my previous post on Dave Eiland. I believe that Eiland is leading Hughes and Kennedy in the wrong direction. They are pitching timidly trying to nibble at corners instead of attacking the zone and going after hitters.

A few comments and emails I received tried to remind me of who developed "The Big 3" in the minors, Dave Eiland.

Listed below is Eiland's assignments and which of the 3 he had at that stop:

2003 Pitching coach GCL Yankees: None

2004 Pitching coach Staten Island Yankees: None

2005-2006 Pitching coach Trenton Thunder: '06 Hughes, 21 games, 116 IP.

2007 Pitching coach Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees: Kennedy, 6 games, 34 IP. Hughes, 5 games, 28 IP. Chamberlain, 3 games 8 IP.

Listed below are "The Big 3" and their minor league trail:

Kennedy: 2006 Staten Island, 2007 Tampa, Trenton, Scranton.

Hughes: 2004 GCL Yanks, 2005 Charleston & Tampa, 2006 Tampa & Trenton, 2007 Tampa, Trenton & Scranton.

Chamberlain: 2006 U of Neb, 2007 Tampa, Trenton & Scranton.

They crossed paths a few times, but to say that Eiland "developed" them clearly is not true and not fair to the coaches who did.

Eiland has "coached" Kennedy, Hughes and Chamberlain for a combined total of 35 games and 186 innings.

Eiland has spent more time with Jeff Karstens than all 3 of them COMBINED.

The idea that "The Big 3" are products of Dave Eiland are pure fantasy.

1 comment:

YankeeFan said...

I totally agree.

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