Randolph was a scrappy hitter in his day and was once a co-captain on the Yankees. Sure, I am aware that he has failed as a manger, but a hitting coach and a manager are two different things. He has been a bench coach, a base coach and a manager, so to say he has the experience is an under statement. He also played and managed under the bright lights of New York City, winning World Series and division titles. He has the moxie.
Again, this is a Yankees team that has to get back to the basics. Randolph was never a superb hitter, but he made his living with a decent career batting average (.276) and an even better on base percentage (.373). These current Yankees have guys that know how to hit home runs. They need guys who can get the base hit, like Willie used to, when they need it most.