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    Re: who should they bring in as hitting coach?

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    Tom Emanski
    This is the hitting coach who gets results.
    "Since I've been with the Reds in 1989, we've never had a farm system this loaded," Bowden said. "If we were the New York Yankees and had unlimited dollars, we could have traded for Colon, (Jeff) Weaver, Rolen, (Cliff) Floyd, (Kenny) Rogers and Finley and gotten them all -- and still held onto our top five prospects. That's an amazing statement."

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    Re: who should they bring in as hitting coach?

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    Will he bring along Fred McGriff in a non-copyright-infringement ballcap?
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    Re: who should they bring in as hitting coach?

    http://cincinnati.com/blogs/reds/201...ce-on-hitting/


    “More than anything, it’s strike zone command. It’s understanding what a good pitch looks like and being able to put a good pass on it and put ball on the barrel with frequency. I don’t know if that’s a philosophy. That’s trying to get back to the fundamentals of baseball.

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    Re: who should they bring in as hitting coach?

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    Kevin Mitchell would be my 1st choice!!
    But we could never go to San Diego.
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    Re: who should they bring in as hitting coach?

    Walt Hriniak - Only for the novelty of seeing an entire lineup doing one-handed helicopter swings.

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    Re: who should they bring in as hitting coach?

    Quote Originally Posted by klw View Post
    I googled Best Hitting Coaches of All Time. The first website was the Charlie Lau Hitting School. The second name....Leo Mazzone.

    When you do the Best Pitching Coaches of All Time, you get a top 50 list.
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    Re: who should they bring in as hitting coach?

    What's Hal Morris doing these days?

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    Re: who should they bring in as hitting coach?

    How about Dusty Baker?

    (I kid... I kid... )

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    Re: who should they bring in as hitting coach?

    Quote Originally Posted by cacollinsmba View Post
    Dwayne Murphy retired at the close of the 2013 season. His replacement as hitting coach for Toronto, Chad Mottola (remember him?), did not have his contract renewed.
    Yeah they demoted Murphy to 1B coach this year in favor of Mottola. Then they fired both of them, and Murphy then retired.

    Maybe a good job would make him reconsider.
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    Re: who should they bring in as hitting coach?

    I like the 2nd part from that link that you didn't quote.

    “I think we’re capable of doing that. We have guys who are capable, guys who are good athletes, guys who have had terrific years who still have a lot left to give. We just have to cultivate that into a balanced approached (Fay typo, of course).”

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    Re: who should they bring in as hitting coach?

    Quote Originally Posted by Norm Chortleton View Post
    I like the 2nd part from that link that you didn't quote.

    Yea I liked that too, it's just such a short article that I didn't want to quote too much.

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    Re: who should they bring in as hitting coach?

    Am I the only one who felt like Price had a number of comments that were pretty clearly in support of Votto?
    Games are won on run differential -- scoring more than your opponent. Runs are runs, scored or prevented they all count the same. Worry about scoring more and allowing fewer, not which positions contribute to which side of the equation or how "consistent" you are at your current level of performance.

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    Re: who should they bring in as hitting coach?

    Quote Originally Posted by RedsManRick View Post
    Am I the only one who felt like Price had a number of comments that were pretty clearly in support of Votto?


    I didn't read anything negative toward Votto in his words.

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    Re: who should they bring in as hitting coach?

    Quote Originally Posted by RedsManRick View Post
    Am I the only one who felt like Price had a number of comments that were pretty clearly in support of Votto?
    He better support the superstar or life will get hard fast.

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    Re: who should they bring in as hitting coach?

    Quote Originally Posted by improbus View Post
    This might be a dumb question, but are there any famously successful hitting coaches? I can think of a bunch of pitching coaches, but I can't think of a single notable hitting coach. I'm not sure why someone like Dave Duncan or Mazzone gets credit for pitchers and no one seems to get noted for being a great hitting coach? Does anyone have an answer?
    One reason could be that pitching coaches are visible. We see them going out to the mound to talk to pitchers, this gives them screen time and notoriety. We never see a hitting coach go out to T Frazier after he swings at a first pitch in the dirt to give him stategy.


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