From the DDN:
As of Wednesday afternoon, Nov. 11, Todd Benzinger knew he would be returning to the Dragons to manage the team for a second season, but he didnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t know who his coaches would be.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“Really? ThatÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s fantastic,Ã¢â‚¬Â said the RedsÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ former first baseman when he heard his new hitting coach would be Ken Griffey Sr., who finished a 19-year major-league career with a .296 batting average and several All-Star appearances, mostly with the Reds.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“I played with him, and even though Tony Perez was the hitting coach then, Kenny was a batting coach, too,Ã¢â‚¬Â Benzinger said.
Also returning to the Dragons will be pitching coach Tony Fossas. Last seasonÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s hitting coach, Tony Jaramillo, is expected to be assigned elsewhere in the organization.
The surprises to me are a) that Benzinger was back. I thought he was a disaster last year as manager, they got off to a horrible start and never showed any fire on the field all season. b) Griffey coaching at low A ball. It keeps him close to Cincy, but that’s a lot of bus trips for someone that’s been on a major league coaching staff in the past.