Twins coaching staff
Posted by framedoctor , 31 October 2018 · 1,043 views
When it comes to the Twins coaching staff I would like to discuss the hitting coach. I know there are a lot of opinions out there that say that these ballplayers are grown men, professionals, and they don't listen to coaches anyway or you are not going to change their mechanics this late in the game. The choice to retain Rowson is somewhat bewildering to me. The immediate success of the franchise has been pinnned on the potential of Sano and Buxton. these two players have regressed offensively since Bruno left and you could throw Dozier in on this even though he is not part of the future of this team. You can correct me if this is not exactly right but Rowson is known for working to the strengths of the batter or individual and not necessarily trying to "change" the swing. While I understand the philosophy on its own, it's a little hard to apply this if no strength exists. let's take Buxton for example. Fast. Power potential. Base stealing ability. etc. All true of Buxton but you have to make contact to put any of these potential strengths to use. brunansky may not have been the answer but it seems he was helping all three of these players while he was here, to some extent. It seems he probably helped with situational hitting, what to expect during what count and proceding the previous pitch and possibly pitch recognition itself. I guess what I am getting at, or I agree with is that mechanics are mechanics at this point. Leg kick, no leg kick. Hands high, hands low. etc. None of these things will help these guys hit a curve or a slider or how to work the count for the pitch they can handle. I look at someone like Molitor, he had to have a talent or method to be so successful.....find a guy like this who can teach these things while understanding not everyone can teach what they know. The current roster has a chance if Buxton and Sano can realize their potential. So the question is, do you really want more Rowson looking for strengths or someone who can teach how to hit the tough pitches? I am afraid the Twins are wasting another year of potential on these guys, and Dozier, he should give Bruno a call.
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