Re: Coaching Staff A Plus
I think our baserunning has improved greatly. Our guys are stealing in good situations and just making good moves. I can recall one baserunning mistake by Berry when he sent someone on a close play with no outs and he got nailed at home with Griffey and Dunn up next.
Take a look at Felipe so far, not a very fast runner, but he is picking his spots. 7 SB's (two backends of a double steals in there), 0 CS. We are 18/21 so far, which includes one dreadfully bad call on a Freel SB where he was clearly safe. Those numbers are outstanding. There are only two teams with a better %.
Can't argue Chambliss. We have the best offense in the NL, hands down.
I love having Soto here. I think the FB/Ch combo is the best in baseball. If he can help our guys develop that, it will be very impressive. I wish he were lower in the system teaching guys like Zach Ward and others in A-ball or even be down in post-draft camp in June and July to teach those guys a change immediately.
I like our coaching staff, minus Hume (as the pitching coach*). I wish he did know more about mechanics as Chris eluded to, he is more of an emotional and mental coach.
Last edited by TOBTTReds; 04-26-2006 at 02:24 PM.