The Reds may name their new pitching coach this coming week. The five candidates for the open position are:

Dave Wallace – Boston Red Sox pitching coach
Dick Pole – Chicago Cubs bench coach
Jim Hickey – Houston Astros pitching coach
Ted Power – Triple-A Louisville pitching coach
Mike LaCoss – Red’s minnor league roving instructor and scout

Article also mentions that Butch Wynegar was interviewed for the open hitting coach position, but the focus is getting the pitching coach hired.

I’ve always thought that the pitching and hitting coaches got too much credit and/or too much blame for what usually boils down to the amount of talent they are given to work with.

Also read today that David Weathers, Royce Clayton, and Jason Johnson declared free agency.

Weathers is the only player there that I hope the Reds have any interest in retaining.