Originally Posted by Reds/Flyers Fan
I think Brook Jacoby is the bigger issue. Unfortunately, if Dusty returns so does Jacoby likely. Dusty is just too fiercely loyal.
Jacoby may not be the right hitting coach, I couldn't tell you.
But let's not avoid the real issue.
The Reds are a below average hitting team in the OBP and BA departments and are particularly weak in these areas against right handed pitching. It was like that all year, and the second half of 2011.
If you like to watch home runs and long doubles, the Reds are your team.
Consistent hitting against all types of pitching? Maybe you want to look somewhere else.
To me, it's the personnel. Walt's job this off-season is to fix it. Whoever the manager is.