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Matt700wlw
11-02-2007, 04:21 PM
Today the Reds named Bill Doran minor league infield/baserunning coordinator and Tom Browning pitching coach at extended spring training and rookie Billings...Doran, a Cincinnati native and resident, was an instructor in the Reds’ minor league system from 1995-August 1999, was minor league field coordinator from August 1999-November 1999, was director of player development from November 1999-September 2000, was a special assistant to the general manager during the 2000 season and was the club’s Major League first base coach in 2001...he spent the last 2 seasons as bench coach in KC under manager Buddy Bell...Browning previously worked for the Reds during Major League spring training camp as an instructor.

Team Clark
11-02-2007, 04:37 PM
Doran I can understand. Browning....geeez. That won't last long. Been there done that.

Chip R
11-02-2007, 04:54 PM
Browning....geeez. That won't last long. Been there done that.


Well, it's not like he'll have to work the whole season. 6 weeks in ST and a couple of months in the summer. Nice work if you can get it.

dougdirt
11-02-2007, 05:17 PM
But is he any good at teaching kids how to pitch? Becuase that is all that matters.

Team Clark
11-02-2007, 09:33 PM
But is he any good at teaching kids how to pitch? Becuase that is all that matters.

Not at all. That's the problem. Most of the rookies are going to get a guy that knows very little about mechanics. When I say very little I mean VERY LITTLE. I have actually seen him take a guy who was throwing 92MPH with good movement and MAKE him throw across his body. Frankie Mendible was his name. Kid dropped down to 86-87 MPH and ended up with severe tendinitis in his shoulder. All because Tom kept telling him "This is how I did it". God almighty.

I know it is hard for a lot of fans to comprehend how you can play 10 years in the big leagues and not know how to do something but it is far more prevalent than you can imagine. Have Buddy Bell try to teach you how to field a ground ball sometime. Gold Glove winner that can't explain it.

Sucks for the kids in extended and Billings. Off to the wrong foot on their first day. Granted, Tom was a real competitor on the mound but his other influences on these kids is deplorable. I'm not even going there.

I would also venture to guess, knowing Tom, that he took this job for about 10K. True Reds fashion. Lowest bidder, least qualified.

Degenerate39
11-02-2007, 10:32 PM
Is this Doran related to Roger Doran?

dougdirt
11-02-2007, 11:39 PM
Not at all. That's the problem. Most of the rookies are going to get a guy that knows very little about mechanics. When I say very little I mean VERY LITTLE. I have actually seen him take a guy who was throwing 92MPH with good movement and MAKE him throw across his body. Frankie Mendible was his name. Kid dropped down to 86-87 MPH and ended up with severe tendinitis in his shoulder. All because Tom kept telling him "This is how I did it". God almighty.

I know it is hard for a lot of fans to comprehend how you can play 10 years in the big leagues and not know how to do something but it is far more prevalent than you can imagine. Have Buddy Bell try to teach you how to field a ground ball sometime. Gold Glove winner that can't explain it.

Sucks for the kids in extended and Billings. Off to the wrong foot on their first day. Granted, Tom was a real competitor on the mound but his other influences on these kids is deplorable. I'm not even going there.

I would also venture to guess, knowing Tom, that he took this job for about 10K. True Reds fashion. Lowest bidder, least qualified.

Thats about what I figured...... :thumbdown to the Reds