Originally Posted by REDREAD
I disagree about Hume. The players have said he's wonderful. He seems like a great guy for bullpen coach. Maybe Hume is a bit over his head as main pitching coach, but he shouldn't be canned just because he was forced to fill in for Ruhl.
Despite all the moves Wayne has made, the bullpen is still a mess. I don't think you can blame that on Hume though, considering most of these guys have only been here for a month, and a lot of them weren't that talented to begin with (Franklin).
I was commenting more on Humes advice to Narron regarding pitching useage or his inablity to prevent Jerry from making bad pitching choices. For example, when Jerry goes to send Milton out in the 7th inning and the entire world knows Milton is out of gas, where is Hume saying, "Jerry, that's a bad idea"? Either he agrees with these moves, or he can't get Jerry to change his mind about them. Either way he's ineffective.
He may be great with mechanics so maybe the bullpen is the place for him. But as far as advising Jerry on pitching moves, I don't think he's cutting the mustard.