Well, if rumors are true, Don Wakamatsu’s bench coach is going to be the guy who was in charge of the A’s hitting last year, and his pitching coach is going to be the guy who was second in command for the Rangers pitching. The A’s had the worst offense in baseball last year. We’re hiring their hitting coach.The Rangers had the worst run prevention in baseball last year. We’re hiring their bullpen coach.Dave's point, though, is a good one, and that's that Wakamatsu is not doing the brain-dead thing of hiring people simply because of recent track record. I'm guessing, however, that some newspaper guy will run with that observation and cast it as damning criticism if and when the Mariners are slow getting out of the gate next spring.
Wednesday, November 26, 2008
Quite the observation from Dave at U.S.S. Mariner: