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    Re: who should they bring in as hitting coach?

    Dwayne Murphy from Toronto who gets credit for overhauling Bautista and Edwin's games. He then was rewarded by being demoted to 1B coach. I imagine he's available.
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    Re: who should they bring in as hitting coach?

    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.
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    Re: who should they bring in as hitting coach?

    Paul O'Neill.

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    Eric Davis

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    Re: who should they bring in as hitting coach?

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    Re: who should they bring in as hitting coach?

    I don't know. But I would look for a guy who doesn't have a "philosophy". Philosophies are recipes for trying to make everyone the same hitter.
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    Re: who should they bring in as hitting coach?

    What about bringing Chris Chambliss back?
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    Re: who should they bring in as hitting coach?

    http://www.mlbtraderumors.com/

    •The Dodgers have fired bench coach Trey Hillman and advanced scout Wade Taylor, according to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports (on Twitter). Both were close with manager Don Mattingly, who said at a press conference yesterday that his return in 2014 wasn't a guarantee just because his option vested and added that he wanted his entire coaching staff to return in 2014. The dismissal of Hillman and Taylor figures to add to the tension between Mattingly and the Dodgers brass.

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    Re: who should they bring in as hitting coach?

    Should the Reds consider hiring either Trey Hillman or Wade Taylor?

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    Re: who should they bring in as hitting coach?

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    Re: who should they bring in as hitting coach?

    I'd like to see Hal McKrae if he wants it. I realize that he's Jim Leyland's age. Another option to consider is Mike Easler who's a minor league coach in the Mets organization

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    Re: who should they bring in as hitting coach?

    Kevin Mitchell would be my 1st choice!!

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    Re: who should they bring in as hitting coach?

    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?
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    Re: who should they bring in as hitting coach?

    I like Mitchell or Easler.

    IIRC, I read a Sporting News (google it, kids) story years ago about Easler using corkballs in BP when he was the hitting coach for the cards (St. Louis, natch).

    Always thought was an interesting idea.
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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?
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    Hitting coaches have become minor celebrities in recent years. Rudy Jaramillo first became known as a hitting guru during his long stint with the Rangers. Kevin Long has received praise for his work with Curtis Granderson and Derek Jeter. Merv Rettenmund was once hailed as an exceptionally good hitting coach.

    But with celebrity comes high expectation, which can breed disappointment. When the hitters start to slump, the hitting coach become a convenient target. And when the slump lasts for too long, the hitting coach is sometimes terminated. That happened to Hatcher this week.

    The first celebrity hitting coach I recall was Charley Lau. During the late 1970s and 1980s, he was regarded as the game’s elite batting instructor, so revered in some circles that his supporters felt he deserved to be paid as much as the manager.
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