Joe Girardi May Swipe Yankees Pitching Coach Larry Rothschild for Phillies Staff

DETROIT, MI - AUGUST 07: New York Yankees pitching coach Larry Rothschild #58 and manager Joe Girardi #28 watches the action from the dugout during the game against the Detroit Tigers at Comerica Park on August 7, 2012 in Detroit, Michigan.The Tigers defeated the Yankees 6-5. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)
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The New York Yankees may regret ever booting Joe Girardi when they consider what he might take with him.

After the Philadelphia Phillies hired the former Bronx skipper of 10 years, rumors are now floating that Girardi may try to add Yankee pitching coach Larry Rothschild to his new staff.

Rothschild and Dave Eiland are both potential candidates for the position. Eiland served as Girardi's pitching coach with the Yankees from 2008-2010 and the Kansas City Royals' pitching coach from 2011-2017, which included a World Series championship run in 2015.

Eiland was also the Mets' pitching coach for the last two seasons before being fired in June.

Rothschild was hired as Girardi's pitching coach with the Yankees in 2011, and has remained in that position since. To be fair, this would be a reasonable time for Rothschild to leave New York considering the Yankees' ALCS loss to the Houston Astros, as well as CC Sabathia's retirement.

Though Rothschild was not Girardi's pitching coach for the Yankees' World Series win in 2009, he was part of three Yankee teams to reach the ALCS, and helped anchor arguably baseball's best bullpen this season (a shaky starting rotation notwithstanding).

Rothschild has also won two World Series titles as a coach for the Cincinnati Reds (1990) and then-Florida Marlins (1997).