M’s Coaching Hotseat?
In what is being deemed a rebuilding season and a 67-95 record in 2011 (The 2nd worst record in the AL, and the 3rd worst mark in MLB) Manager Eric Wedge wants some consistency for next year’s young Mariners team.
He’s starting with Robby Thompson (bench coach), Carl Willis (pitching coach), Chris Chambliss (hitting coach), Mike Brumley (1st base coach), Jeff Datz (3rd base coach), Jaime Navarro (bullpen coach) and Jason Phillips (bullpen catcher).
All have all been retained by the Seattle Mariners organization for the 2011/12 season.
The Mariners don’t want to make to many moves too fast. They have to be commended for that. GM Jack Zduriencik has a plan and is sticking to it.
He knows that there are several players on this team that will emerge as leaders, these guys will be potential stars in the league that could carry the team as early as next year.
The Mariners will need some veteran reliability alongside potential if they hope to be contenders in 2012, but its very possible. Right M’s fans?
Our blogger Danny Ferguson has only one problem with today’s news.
“I don’t know about you, but I think I may have gone for a different hitting coach.”
With Mark McGuire sitting on the St. Louis bench as their hitting coach, it makes me think that the M’s could use someone like that. Who would you hire as a hitting coach?
Hit us back Mariners fans.
Did Jack and Wedge make the right moves here?
We’d love to hear from you.