View Full Version : Batting coach

10-19-2006, 05:43 PM
Reading the coaching discussion in the Red Guard section and hubby brought up someone that could be a decent batting coach--Tony Gwynn. Good guy, likeable, smart, lifetime BA of 338 and the man used to watch every one of his own taped at bats to correct and analyze his hitting. Gwynn pulled and hit to all fields, could help Dunn there.

Thoughts and Opinions? The Reds would have to lure him out of college coaching, but enough money could do it.

Or, what about Eric Davis?


10-19-2006, 06:00 PM
I'd like Tony Gwinn but I'm positive he'd never come to Cincinnati. But Eric Davis I would love to see him back in Cincinnati as batting coach

10-19-2006, 06:09 PM
Gwynn does have family in Indianapolis, might not be as far fetched as you think. I still cant see why he would do it though.

10-19-2006, 06:20 PM
I vote no on ED, primarily because his swing is not one you want to teach others. He had a hitch, and dropped his hands very low, with a decent stride. Not saying he would teach that, but I would rather see someone who practiced what they preach.

10-19-2006, 06:41 PM
How about Dave Parker?

10-19-2006, 07:09 PM
Barry Larkin would be my choice!

10-19-2006, 07:19 PM
George Brett

10-19-2006, 07:45 PM
Parker could be good. You'll never get Brett out of KC tho. :-(

Larkin will be back, in some capacity, someday soon I bet.

10-19-2006, 07:47 PM
Rudy Jaramillo

10-19-2006, 08:00 PM
Rudy Jaramillo


10-19-2006, 08:06 PM
Rudy Jaramillo

Jaramillo or Ron Jackson would be my ideal targets.

10-19-2006, 08:20 PM
Narron's association with Jaramillo may be his best asset. Rudy! Rudy! Rudy! (Sorry, wrong Rudy!).

4256 Hits
10-19-2006, 09:13 PM
It is very unlikely that any player that made 10's of millions of dollars as a player is going to want to be a batting coach making around 100k and traveling half the year.

Dom Heffner
10-19-2006, 09:39 PM
Good guy, likeable, smart, lifetime BA of 338

That BA doesn't mean a thing. If you listen to some here, we don't need a hitting instructor, we need a guy who can teach the whole team to walk.

10-19-2006, 10:16 PM
I don't know about hitting coach, but I vote bring in Tom Emanski to help with some of his defensive drills. :)

George Foster
10-19-2006, 10:28 PM
T.G. is the head baseball coach of San Diago St. That is "big time" college baseball. He will be back in the big leagues, but only as the head guy.

10-20-2006, 06:09 AM
Tony Gwynn is San Diego. The only way he comes to the midwest is to coach his son in Milwaukee. I don't see it.

10-20-2006, 06:15 AM
Dave Parker is intriguing. I see he was the Cardinals batting coach in 1998, the year McGuire hit 70 homers. They had a team average of .258 which looks to have been middle of the pack. Apparently he has also been a special hitting instructor for the Pirates, but I don't know how recently.

10-20-2006, 12:32 PM
How about George Foster?:beerme:

10-20-2006, 01:33 PM
In the spirit of player managers, how about a player/ coach?

Aaron Harang:D :D

10-20-2006, 01:50 PM
Barry Larkin would be my choice!

Don't rule it out...

10-20-2006, 03:08 PM
Danny Driessen!

10-20-2006, 03:20 PM
Perhaps thats why the Reds signed Juan Castro long-term...


Chip R
10-20-2006, 04:19 PM
Perhaps thats why the Reds signed Juan Castro long-term...


Mario Mendoza - he of the famous Mendoza Line - was/is a minor league hitting coach.

10-20-2006, 04:40 PM
Ok, I'll say it. Chris Chambliss.