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    Ronnie Ortegon named Reds asst. hitting coach...

    Minor league manager spots filled as well.

    Today the Reds named Ronnie Ortegon Major League assistant hitting coach, Ryan Jackson minor league hitting coordinator, Jim Riggleman manager at Louisville, Delino DeShields manager at Pensacola, Ken Griffey Sr. manager at Bakersfield, Jose Nieves manager at Dayton, Pat Kelly manager at Billings and Eli Marrero manager at AZL Reds; promoted Nick Krall to Director of Baseball Operations, Jeff Graupe to Director of Player Development, Sam Grossman to Director of Baseball Research and Analysis, Jeff Taylor to Special Assistant to the GM and John Morris to Special Assistant to the GM; named Reed MacPhail Baseball Operations Assistant and Will Harford professional scout…in 2012, Riggleman managed at Pensacola, DeShields at Dayton and Nieves at AZL Reds…Marrero was the hitting coach at Bakersfield…Jackson had been the hitting coach at Louisville…Griffey will manage his third season at Bakersfield and Kelly his third at Billings.
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    Re: Ronnie Ortegon named Reds asst. hitting coach...

    The Reds now have an assistant pitching and hitting coach. I wonder if other teams are doing this or if it is a Reds thing? Either way, I like it.

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    Re: Ronnie Ortegon named Reds asst. hitting coach...

    "That makes me the assistant-assistant Chief of Staff"

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    Re: Ronnie Ortegon named Reds asst. hitting coach...

    Quote Originally Posted by dougdirt View Post
    The Reds now have an assistant pitching and hitting coach. I wonder if other teams are doing this or if it is a Reds thing? Either way, I like it.
    A lot of teams are doing the assistant hitting coach. Not sure about the other.

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    Re: Ronnie Ortegon named Reds asst. hitting coach...

    I tweeted out the same thoughts as I posted earlier and C Trent sent back this link from a writer from this summer on teams and multiple hitting coaches:

    http://www.cbssports.com/mlb/story/1...-on-with-clubs

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    Re: Ronnie Ortegon named Reds asst. hitting coach...

    Quote Originally Posted by Raisor View Post
    "That makes me the assistant-assistant Chief of Staff"

    Donna, The West Wing
    This would've gotten rep points. The West Wing, my favorite show.
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    Re: Ronnie Ortegon named Reds asst. hitting coach...

    I think its a good idea. Two sets of eyes and two different personalities. Every coach doesn't relate to every player.
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    Re: Ronnie Ortegon named Reds asst. hitting coach...

    Bengie Molina was named Cardinals' assistant hitting coach.

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    Re: Ronnie Ortegon named Reds asst. hitting coach...

    It worked for the pitching staff last season with mack Jenkins. Maybe it works its magic on the lineup this year. I like the idea. It gives the guys more than one voice.
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    Re: Ronnie Ortegon named Reds asst. hitting coach...

    Makes me wonder if Ortegon doesn't bring some expertise to the table similar to Jenkins, who is apparently an artist at video breakdown.

    Of course, Castellini did this against the advice of Mike Brown, who simply said "are you going to pay him? Then no, bad idea."
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    Re: Ronnie Ortegon named Reds asst. hitting coach...

    Obviously this hire is to help Votto. Votto needs help with his hitting.
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    Re: Ronnie Ortegon named Reds asst. hitting coach...

    Quote Originally Posted by _Sir_Charles_ View Post
    This would've gotten rep points. The West Wing, my favorite show.
    Off topic, but seconded.

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    Re: Ronnie Ortegon named Reds asst. hitting coach...

    Quote Originally Posted by _Sir_Charles_ View Post
    This would've gotten rep points. The West Wing, my favorite show.
    I would have negged you for talking about rep points, but then it would just be a vicious circle of who gives up last.

    Good move to hire another assistant hitting coach though. 12, 13, 14 guys all need work in different ways at different times and another set of eyes is always a good thing.

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    Re: Ronnie Ortegon named Reds asst. hitting coach...

    Another hire from within the system, too. He should be familiar with the younger guys. Maybe he can help get Heisey back on track and help Frazier, Cozart develop.

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    Re: Ronnie Ortegon named Reds asst. hitting coach...

    Quote Originally Posted by Joseph View Post
    I would have negged you for talking about rep points, but then it would just be a vicious circle of who gives up last.
    Is that something that's not supposed to be discussed? If so, I'm unaware of it.
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