First a few random thoughts.
I don’t expect the recent assignment of Charlie Manuel to hitting coach to solve all the Phillies’ problems. Given time, the hitting guru can help almost any hitter. During Phantasy Camp, he told us the story of how he won the confidence of a difficult Albert Belle when he was the hitting coach for the Cleveland Indians. I also watched him transform Dylan Cozens before spring training started a couple years ago. (And, watched the new hitting/analytics/video program destroy his advances before the season started.) I fear that his presence in the dugout will lead fans and media to call for further change in the dugout. He’ll likely become the most interviewed hitting coach in baseball. Continue reading Threshers Recap – 8/13/2019