Former Yankee and current YES Network analyst David Cone interviewed for the team's pitching coach vacancy, per YES Network's Jack Curry.
Cone told Curry that the process, which involved GM Brian Cashman, manager Aaron Boone and other Yankees officials, was "interesting." And while conveying his joy in interviewing for the role in the first place, he said he is unsure "where things will go from here."
The Yankees wanted a change from Larry Rothschild, who was fired after spending nearly a decade in the position for the pinstripes. Cone, though, doesn't have any big league experience, as he went right into the broadcast booth following his first retirement (he tried a comeback with the Mets in '03 but it didn't work out).
However, Cone does have extensive knowledge of how to dominate hitters on the mound after 17 years working it in the Majors. Six of those years came with the Yankees from 1995-2000. He also spent seven years across town in Flushing with the Mets for a total 13 years playing in the Big Apple.
Cone made four All-Star teams over his career, two of which came with the Yanks. He also collected a Cy Young Award in 1994 with the Royals, and tossed the 16th perfect game in league history on July 18, 1999 against the Montreal Expos. He did so with Don Larsen, the legendary Yankee that threw a perfect game in the Game 5 of the 1956 World Series, watching during Yogi Berra Day.
The Yankees have also brought in Unversity of Michigan assistant coach/pitchers Chris Fetter, whom ESPN's Jeff Passan called a "rising star."