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    Re: Brook Jacoby named Reds hitting coach

    Cory Snyder can't be too far behind then.
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    Re: Brook Jacoby named Reds hitting coach

    I used to love his baseball card when I was a kid.

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    Re: Brook Jacoby named Reds hitting coach

    Gee, an ex-Rangers coach... you think Jerry Narron had anything to do with it?

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    Color me underwhelmed.
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    Re: Brook Jacoby named Reds hitting coach

    I think the key is better hitters.
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    Re: Brook Jacoby named Reds hitting coach

    Quote Originally Posted by Doc. Scott View Post
    Gee, an ex-Rangers coach... you think Jerry Narron had anything to do with it?
    Considering the manager hires (or at least has the most say) the coaches, I would say so...

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    Re: Brook Jacoby named Reds hitting coach

    Quote Originally Posted by Chip R View Post
    Color me underwhelmed.
    Being underwhelmed is the standard in Reds country.

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    Re: Brook Jacoby named Reds hitting coach

    Brooks Jacoby?

    Sweeeeeeeeeeet.

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    Re: Brook Jacoby named Reds hitting coach

    Am I behind or dumb (don't answer that part ) if I say I don't know anything about this guy?

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    Re: Brook Jacoby named Reds hitting coach

    He's Mr Nobody as far as his own 'expertise' as a hitter in his time in the majors. Thats why no one is impressed [aside from me with his 8o-something Topps]

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    Re: Brook Jacoby named Reds hitting coach

    Here's Marc's blog entry specifically.

    The Reds have hired former major leaguer Brook Jacoby as their new hitting coach. Jacoby has been with the Rangers organization the past four seasons following a three-year stint with the Reds' farm system from 2000-02. With the Reds, he spent a year as the roving hitting instructor and two years as Louisville's hitting coach.

    Jacoby played 11 seasons in the majors, hitting .270 for the Braves, A's and Indians.
    One of his proteges, albeit briefly, was Adam Dunn who stopped over in Louisville on his way to his ML debut in the summer of 2001. Presumably as the roving instructor in 2000 he worked with Dunn in Single A and Double A. I'm anxious to see if Jacoby had some previous success with Adam Dunn if he can help him now. Who else was on the 2001 and 2002 clubs in Louisville? Here's a blurb from one site I found -

    http://www.jockbio.com/Bios/Dunn/Dunn_bio.html

    Adam wasted little time acquainting himself with International League pitching. After a brief adjustment period, he homered in five of his first 10 games, including a pair of game-winners. Named the IL's Batter of the Week, Adam continued to hammer away. By mid-June, he already had eight home runs and 25 RBIs for the RiverBats.

    In July, Adam was named to the U.S. team for the All-Star Futures Game. Hitting fourth behind Jason Lane and in front of Nick Johnson, he bombed a 409-foot home run off Juan Pena, a promising pitcher for the Oakland A’s. Several days later Adam traveled to Indianapolis for the Triple-A All-Star Game. Again he dazzled, this time going deep twice, including a booming shot that cleared Victory Field's rightfield bleachers.

    That was all the Reds had to see. On July 20, Adam—sporting a .344 average with 16 homers and 44 RBIs in 151 at-bats for Louisville—was called up to the big club, far ahead of the schedule set by Cincinnati management. But with the team beset by injuries and out of the playoff hunt, the Reds felt the pressure on Adam would be minimal. Besides, he had nothing left to prove in the minors.

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    Re: Brook Jacoby named Reds hitting coach

    Marc's blog says he was with the Rangers the last four years. I assume he was the hitting coach for all four? The Rangers have had a pretty good offense the last few years.

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    Re: Brook Jacoby named Reds hitting coach

    Quote Originally Posted by BRM View Post
    Marc's blog says he was with the Rangers the last four years. I assume he was the hitting coach for all four? The Rangers have had a pretty good offense the last few years.
    I'm guessing he was in their minors because that Jamarillo [sp?] fellow was their hitting coach the last few years I thought.

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    Re: Brook Jacoby named Reds hitting coach

    Quote Originally Posted by Joseph View Post
    He's Mr Nobody as far as his own 'expertise' as a hitter in his time in the majors. Thats why no one is impressed [aside from me with his 8o-something Topps]

    Are there a lot of prolific hitters that go on to be successful hitting coaches?


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