Re: FanGraphs Q&A: Nick Travieso
I am not a big fan of having multiple pitching coaches working with a guy simultaneously. It is one of those things that sounds good, but in reality, it is usually counter-productive. What usually happens is, the second guy (who wants to come out of this deal looking like a hero) will start trying to change other things besides what he originally set out to do, often without checking on what the first pitching coach was working on. I remember years ago, Rick Sutcliffe used to come in and spend one day with each team in the Padres organization, and the pitching coaches would say it would take them two weeks to get the pitchers back to where they were before Sutcliffe started trying to tinker with everything. Coaches in pro ball are very territorial because their reputations are what keeps them employed.