Cone pitched for the Yankees from 1995-99. He posted a 64-40 record with a 3.91 ERA. Cone won four World Series titles while pitching with the Yankees.
Cone also pitched for Kansas City Royals, New York Mets, Toronto Blue Jays, and Boston Red Sox. In his career, he won 194 games with a 3.46 ERA. Cone also struck out 2,668 batters in his career. The former pitcher was impressive in postseason play, going 8-3 with a 3.80 ERA. In his career, Cone is a five-time All-Star and five-time World Series champion. Cone also won the AL Cy Young award in 1994.
Along with Cone, the Yankees interviewed Michigan pitching coach Chris Fetter and Arkansas’s Matt Hobbs. Hobbs withdrew his name for consideration over the weekend.
Cone currently works for the Yankees lead color commentator, so he would have insight on the Yankees pitching staff. The question, however, is whether he be able to blend his experience from his playing days to a team that relies on analytics.
Cone would be an excellent hire for the Yankees, as he could bring some of the “old school” baseball mentality into the franchise. He could teach pitchers such as Luis Severino and Masahiro Tanaka what it takes to win in big games.