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The Coaching Staff
Posted 28 November 2012 - 10:57 PM
Posted 29 November 2012 - 07:23 AM
I hope Colbrunn will preach to the hitters to be more disciplined than he was. His walk rate was OK in 2000, but every other year it was horrible.
Magadan was extremely patient in his playing career (14.5% career BB%). That didn't seem to rub off on many of his charges, particularly in the latter part of his tenure. Lesson being, I don't think we can infer much about coaching philosophy, style, and effectiveness based on one's playing career.
Posted 29 November 2012 - 08:46 AM
Colbrunn's career would be particularly misleading to anyone at a bird's eye view. My recollection is that after 1998 or so, he was not an everyday player. I also remember him as being that one bat everyone wanted to have on their bench for both the occasional start and the guy in a pinch.
His major league stats are important for one reason: they show a long career in the bigs. That, more than anything, will carry weight with both the veterans and the younger bats -- the latter of whom will also appreciate that he did his time in the bushes.
Edited by someoneanywhere, 29 November 2012 - 08:46 AM.
Posted 29 November 2012 - 11:49 AM
Think of Ted as a batting coach...How does a super batter aid a slumping 275. hitter when he had little to no experience himself...Ted was a lousy manager too...He is still my hero after 66 years...
Posted 30 November 2012 - 07:46 PM
Posted 29 January 2013 - 08:25 PM
I moved the Tuck posts to the Tuck thread to keep it all in one place.