I know the idea of signing Leo Mazzone to be pitching coach in the Bronx has a lot of traction here on Pinstripe Alley. I certainly am not opposed to the move, and I can see all of it's upside.
But I can see it's downside as well: when a superstar fails in New York, the cheers turn to jeers quickly, and there are few positions in the business set up to fail like a pitching coach. How will Yankee fans treat Mazzone when Joba Chamberlain has a 5.00 ERA through the first two months, and AJ can't find the strike zone? I know what the comments will be like around here.
A less heralded coach will have, I think, a little more rope.