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    Changes in the coaching ranks - Chambliss, Ruhle, Tunnell not back in Cincinnati

    Per Marc's blog-

    Reds seek new hitting, pitching coaches

    The Reds did not offer hitting coach Chris Chambliss a contract for 2007, the team announced today. Chambliss, who spent the last three seasons as hitting coach, saw the Reds drop from first in the NL in runs last year to ninth this year.

    The team also will be looking for a new pitching coach entering 2007. Vern Ruhle, who missed all of 2006 after being diagnosed with cancer, will be reassigned within the organization. Tom Hume, his season-long replacement, will return to his longtime job as the bullpen coach. Lee Tunnell, the interim bullpen coach, will not return to the major league staff but could be reassigned within the organization. He originally signed on last winter to be the pitching coach at Louisville.

    The remaining coaches from the 2006 staff will return to their jobs: Bucky Dent as bench coach, Billy Hatcher as first base coach, Mark Berry as third base coach and Mike Stefanski as bullpen catcher.

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    Re: Changes in the coaching ranks - Chambliss, Ruhle, Tunnell not back in Cincinnati

    Holy Cow!!!!!

    Very surprised about Chambliss.
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    Re: Changes in the coaching ranks - Chambliss, Ruhle, Tunnell not back in Cincinnati

    I'm surprised, too. I really like Chambliss, but as one who's been pining for some accountability from our Front Office, I can't complain about this move. The results weren't there.

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    Re: Changes in the coaching ranks - Chambliss, Ruhle, Tunnell not back in Cincinnati

    I agree with the other comments that the Chambliss move is surprising.
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    Re: Changes in the coaching ranks - Chambliss, Ruhle, Tunnell not back in Cincinnati

    That workin' the count and taking walks crap was for the birds. Get a hitting coach that will tell 'em to swing the bat.
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    Re: Changes in the coaching ranks - Chambliss, Ruhle, Tunnell not back in Cincinnati

    Quote Originally Posted by Ricardo Cabesa View Post
    That workin' the count and taking walks crap was for the birds. Get a hitting coach that will tell 'em to swing the bat.
    I had no problems with working the count and taking walks, none at all.

    It was the reluctance to swing the bat with two strikes, specifically, that was driving me crazy. If they're not going to walk you (and walks are very valuable for many reasons, IMO), then put the stinkin ball in play.

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    Re: Changes in the coaching ranks - Chambliss, Ruhle, Tunnell not back in Cincinnati

    While I too am surprised about Chambliss, I would be careful giving him credit for the approach of hitters. The Reds offense has been known for that prior to the Chambliss era.

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    Re: Changes in the coaching ranks - Chambliss, Ruhle, Tunnell not back in Cincinnati

    Too bad Narron's name isn't on that list.

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    Re: Changes in the coaching ranks - Chambliss, Ruhle, Tunnell not back in Cincinnati

    Quote Originally Posted by Ricardo Cabesa View Post
    That workin' the count and taking walks crap was for the birds. Get a hitting coach that will tell 'em to swing the bat.

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    Re: Changes in the coaching ranks - Chambliss, Ruhle, Tunnell not back in Cincinnati

    This team is just weird.

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    Re: Changes in the coaching ranks - Chambliss, Ruhle, Tunnell not back in Cincinnati

    Perhaps Chambliss is seriously considering the managerial job with... is it the Giants?
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    Re: Changes in the coaching ranks - Chambliss, Ruhle, Tunnell not back in Cincinnati

    I hope the Reds consider Papa Jack Jackson who the Red Sox let go recently for the hitting coach position.

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    Re: Changes in the coaching ranks - Chambliss, Ruhle, Tunnell not back in Cincinnati

    Krivsky may want to choose his own people for those positions. I have no problem with that.
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    Re: Changes in the coaching ranks - Chambliss, Ruhle, Tunnell not back in Cincinnati

    This may indicate that Dunn will not be traded as the FO wants to see how he does with a different strategy (IMO, one that involves swinging at pitches down the middle of the plate--I know, I'm going to get killed for that comment)

    I'd like to see them convince Mario Soto to be the full time pitching coach, but I doubt if that'll happen.
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    Re: Changes in the coaching ranks - Chambliss, Ruhle, Tunnell not back in Cincinnati

    Quote Originally Posted by GAC View Post
    Krivsky may want to choose his own people for those positions. I have no problem with that.
    Or maybe Pinnela may want his own people?


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