After the Red Sox and Terry Francona parted ways, there was speculation that Young -- whose pitching staff struggled as the Red Sox lost a nine-game September lead to miss the playoffs -- might be the next to go even with one year remaining on his contract. Now we know for sure as he's been re-signed by the Athletics--an organization Young has been connected to for 27 years.
Young was taken by Oakland as a player in the fourth round of the 1982 draft. He spent 12 years in the organization as a player, eight as a Minor League coach, and has already spent seven as a Major League pitching coach, bringing up a number of impressive young pitchers with the team. Now, after just one year away, he'll be back for an eighth.