The Yankees have brought back Lee Mazzilli, this time as Joe Torre's fourth Yankee bench coach. Mazzilli was the Yankees first base coach for four years from 2000-2003, but spent the last two seasons managing the Baltimore Orioles. Mazzilli was fired by Baltimore in the middle of last season after they quickly collapsed after being in first place through late June.

I think this is good to see. Mazzilli has a great mind and he fit in well with the Yankees' bench while he was here. It also helps that we have a guy who has experience coaching under Joe Torre. I actually think he did a pretty good job in Baltimore. People forget that the Orioles weren't expected to do anything last year, yet they led a division that includes the Yankees and the Red Sox for most of the first half of the season. And of course it never hurts to have another home town guy on the staff. Welcome back, Maz!