Yesterday the Yankees announced Yankee legend Ron Guidry as the successor for Mel Stottlemyre as the Yankees pitching coach.

Guidry has been working with the Yankee pitchers in spring training since 1990. Other than that, he doesn't have any coaching experience. He's been on the top of the list to take over for Stottlemyre over the last few years.

Guidry was the Yankees' co-captain (with Willie Randolph) from 1986 through 1989. A four-time American League All-Star, he remains in the top 10 on the Yankees' all-time list in games pitched (368), innings pitched (2,392), wins (170), winning percentage (.651), strikeouts (1,778) and shutouts (26).

It was also announced that Joe Kerrigan will be taking over the role as bullpen coach. As you may recall, Neil Allen was reassigned within the organization this week. Kerrigan came quietly to the Yankees last year as a special advisor doing in-house advance scouting and reporting to Cash.

With Kerrigan, Bowa, Pena, and Mazzilli on the coaching staff, we have four former managers and two Yankee legends. So we don't have Mazzone. Who cares? I'm completely satisfied how the Yankees approached their needs on the staff, and went out and got the best that were out there. I'm even more anxious now for the new season.

Priority now shifts to signing some key players.