Originally Posted by Jefferson24
I voted other. The area I think needs help is the medical staff (trainers / doctors / conditioning staff) There were many injuries this year and maybe a better medical staff could of prevented some of those.
Great point! I wish I could amend the poll to include this choice. I think it's definatley an area that needs addressed because there's been too many "hidden" injuries that are allowed to fester, too many light injuries that develop into 60 DL stints and Doc K seems far too optimistic about every case so I'm not sure what his value is to the team.
I was leaning towards choosing the pro-coaching staff. Chambliss and Hatcher seem like two guys to keep. Bucky Dent....mehhhh. Hume has to go, IMO. Either he's a yes man, too scared to stand up to Jerry or Narron doesn't respect him enough to listen to him. Either way he's not doing our pitching staff any favors. The bullpen coach can hit the road too. How often as a bullpen guy come in the game and gotten destroyed? I know it happens to everbody and he wasn't working with much tallent early in the year, but you'd think that now and again he'd stop a guy who was obviously "off" from going into the game.
Picking the area I think needs the most attention, I chose the pro/advance scouting option. It just seems we go into most every game blind. We throw it on the shoulders of the batters and pitchers to just figure it out as they go while the other team (apparently) seems to have a pretty thick "book" on us every time. Also, we have a lot of younger players that the league will make adjustments on but we have to have "internal scouting" to pick that out and help them make the proper counter-adjustments.