Oakland A’s Podcast with Jerry Feitelberg: A’s fire pitching coach Young; Emerson named new pitching coach

June 15, 2017

MLB, Oakland Athletics

FILE – In this June 30, 2016, file photo, Oakland Athletics pitcher Dillon Overton, right, speaks with pitching coach Curt Young, left, and catcher Josh Phegley (19) in the third inning of a baseball game against the San Francisco Giants in Oakland, Calif. Young has been fired by the Oakland Athletics and bullpen coach Scott Emerson was promoted to the position, the team announced Thursday, June 15, 2017. (AP Photo/Ben Margot, File)

By Jerry Feitelberg

OAKLAND–Beside the mountains of problems the A’s have had with losing and pitching now the team has announced it fired it’s longtime pitching coach Curt Young. A’s general manager/vice president Billy Beane had seen the decline of the pitching staff and with the recent struggles of the A’s losing road trips and struggles of pitchers Jharel Cotton, Sean Manaea, Kendall Graveman, Sonny Gray, and reliever Sean Doolittle who have been either hurt or having trouble keeping runners off base.

Young who starred with some of the great A’s teams in the 80s that went to the World Series in 1988, 89 and 90 was part of those great starting rotations with Storm Davis, Mike Moore, Bob Welch, Dave Stewart, and Young. Young was the A’s pitching coach for two stints Young was pitching coach for his first stint from 2004-10, the coached in Boston in 2011, then came back to Oakland the following season.

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