Oakland A’s Podcast with Charlie O: The Young firing simply doesn’t make any sense

June 16, 2017

MLB, Oakland Athletics

AP File Photo: Oakland Athletics starting pitcher Jesse Hahn, center, wipes his face as he visits with catcher Josh Phegley, left, and pitching coach Curt Young in the third inning of the second baseball game of a doubleheader against the Baltimore Orioles in Baltimore, Saturday, May 7, 2016. Baltimore scored four runs against Hahn in the third. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

On the A’s podcast with Charlie:

Former A’s pitching coach Curt Young held the longest tenure of anyone in an A’s uniform whether it was as a pitcher or pitching coach. Now that’s got to mean something it really does. This guy is not some fly by night, flitter around, Young did go to Boston to be pitching coach during the 2011 season. We all understand why Young went to Boston. He had suffered with the A’s, the Boston thing was a big opportunity unfortunately he went to Boston during a very bad time.

It didn’t work out they let him go after that season and he came back, the A’s opened up their arms and said, “man glad to have you back.” Young worked so hard in Oakland working with very young pitchers most of the time. He was working with pitchers young and old that was his plight on an ongoing basis and when I got to the email that announced the new pitching coach (Scott Emerson) on Thursday in very small letters “Curt Young relieved of duty” I shocked.

I was really shocked I wasn’t expecting Young to be fired just because of the way things have been going. If there was going to be some coaching shake ups I didn’t know a thing anyway, shape or form that the shake up would come with the pitching coach. Now it’s true that the pitching staff has been in trouble but they’ve been mostly in trouble due to injury.

Charlie has more commentary regarding the firing of long time pitching coach Curt Young on today’s podcast at http://www.sportsradioservice.com





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