After a week or so of speculation, former Oakland Athletics Pitching Coach Curt Young was named the Red Sox Pitching Coach, replacing John Farrell. From the get-go, Young seemed like the front-runner for the job and deservedly so given his incredible experience developing young talent and his great pitching staff numbers in his years with the A’s. Young’s staff had a league best 3.58 era in 2010 and he looks to continue that same success in Boston. For more information about Young and my feelings on the move, check out my article on him from October 27th. Welcome to Boston Curt, we’re glad to have you.
We are lucky to be able to add an experienced pitching coach the caliber of Curt Young to the organization. Curt has a proven track record of success in this job, mixing excellent relationship-building skills with expert knowledge of pitching and how to get hitters out at the Major League level. Pitchers who have worked with Curt swear by him, and the results speak for themselves. We think he will work well with our pitching staff and within the culture of our clubhouse. -Theo Epstein