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The #Reds today named Freddie Benavides bench coach, Delino DeShields first base coach, Lee Tunnell bullpen coach and Jeff Pickler game planning and outfield coach for manager David Bell. pic.twitter.com/o0mQidRUVO
— Cincinnati Reds (@Reds) November 28, 2018
It says Hatcher will be a minor league outfield/base running coordinator so he won’t be in the dugout or on the field in Cincinnati.
I guess I’m as satisfied with this coaching staff as I could have been. At least the Reds were serious about putting together a quality group. It’s been a while since I believed they were actual serious about it, if that makes sense.
This appears to be quite the interesting cobbling of a good staff. HereÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s to hoping this leads to some sort of semi-kinda maybe sustained prosperity……. ThatÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s as much optimism I can muster anymore
So Iggy is going to be coaching 1st base and pitching out the pen…….Nice!
I guess the Braves did not get that memo. They brought in two free agents this week.
I think we’re all checking daily for roster updates. This is not big news, but I like that Derek Johnson brought his bullpen coach from Milwaukee, and I’m intrigued by Pickler’s job description – game planning coach. To me that signals a more explicit commitment to analytics and a recognition that in game strategy can sometimes translate into wins and losses. If that’s what the Reds are thinking too then I’m encouraged. Now about those new pitchers…
I think keeping freddy is a solid move. A Latino coach is probably a huge asset.A comfort bridge for all of our latin players. And Freddy sure should have a ton of baseball knowledge after all these many years.
How can you not mention Skip?!?!
Benavides could be a good chose as bench coach for a first year manager. He’s an experienced baseball guy with, what seems to be, a low-key, serious type personality.
DeShields is my one concern on this staff as well, but not for the reasons you stated. I don’t think anyone ruined Billy but Billy himself, and I don’t think it is a bad idea or good idea to bring someone in from your organization. The question is is he better than other options. My issue with DeShields is that I have always seen him as a old school guy. Of course as first base coach and bunting coach that may not be a factor, perhaps the idea that he has known a lot of these players going though the system will be a benefit to Bell.
If you need reminding of that, you probably shouldn’t be playing.
Does he remind them after every pitch or just when they first get there?
The first base coach also needs to remind the players to not try and advance on fly balls with less than 2 outs. Agree, far more important than people here are letting on.