Re: our new hitting coach needs to be...
Soto may be a great pitching coach. I don't know. The thing that concerns me is that all you here is how he can teach the change up. this is a great pitch but A starter in the bigs needs at least three pitches. this would be my biggest concern. Also didn't he return home halfway through the season because of obligations there. Would this be a conflict that would restrict his coachin the big league club?
There is one coach I Can think of who did well by teaching a single pitch. Roger Craig made a pretty good living teaching the split finger. And the change up does not tear up the arm nearly as bad.
Griffey senior left the coaching staff a couple years back with some bad blood with the old upper management. Not sure what that entailed or if it would carry over with this management. This group seems like it handles personell much better. I too am not sure the severity of Sr's. health problems but naturally taking care of this would be his top priorty. That said, these things aside I like him as a pitching coach.
Like another poster said, we do not really have a clue. We can name people we like or who have done well with other teams or at other levels, but we don't know if they will mesh with this team.
Whoever they get hear's to a big 2007 season!!!!!!!!!!!