Anyone for the Reds changing their minds, letting Brook Jacoby go and hiring ex-Red Hal McRae as hitting coach?

What do you think?

6 Responses

  1. Joel

    Will he bring Albert Pujols and Matt Holliday with him?

    I honestly don’t know much about McRae as a hitting coach, so I’m not sure if there is any real reason to believe he would be a clear upgrade over Jacoby outside of the fact that Jacoby doesn’t seem to do much of anything. I think the real problem is that the organization as a whole doesn’t appreciate the value of getting runners on base. They haven’t since Chris Chambliss left.

  2. Joey

    .267 .247 .247 I believe those are our team batting averages the 3 years Brooke has been in office for the redlegs. Yeah the players have to perform, but those numbers lead me to believe that coaching has something to with it too, and that’s why people want brooke out of town, you can’t argue with the numbers!

  3. Redsfanx

    We need a replacement for Jacoby, but McRae was a free swinger as a hitter so I can pass on him.

  4. aaron

    Look at the numbers:
    McGwire .263 1317 BB 1596 K
    Jacoby .270 438 BB 764 K
    McRae .290 648 BB 779 K

    McRae had more PA’s then McGwire. Patience and work ethic are McGwire’s strong points. McRae had 6 .300+ seasons. I won’t and can’t argue with Tony LaRussa logic. He wins rings, pennants and divisions.

    McGwire’s only confirmed PED was Andro which was sold over the counter. Pitchers were/are using and hitters were/are using. Get over it.:twisted:

  5. jinaz

    First time I read this I thought you were asking about Hal McCoy. ๐Ÿ™‚
    -j