If Molitor brings anything to the table it should be advice on hitting. The more he talks to batters about hitting the more he stays away from the pitchers, so I think this is a good thing.
I don't know exactly what 'shorten my swing' means, but Buck should absolutely be focused on making contact rather than trying to hit every ball hard. As contact becomes more consistent he can increase his bat speed.
This is not an unusual approach for a hitter who is not making contact.
Exactly. Buxton is doing a terrible job of trying to make contact right now. He is up there swinging as hard as he can on most pitches. It's crazy. He's skinny. Yes, he has enough power to get it over the fence, but nothing about his body type says that that should be his primary focus, but mentally it is. He is incredibly fast. He needs to sit in a room and watch Ichiro's career for a while.
There are times that, once (if) he becomes a proficient hitter at recognizing MLB quality pitching, he should be trying to lace the ball as hard as he can. But right now his ONLY asset on offense is his speed. So he needs to do whatever it takes to utilize it. Take as many pitches as humanly possible to draw walks and steal bases. Bunt. Slap the ball through the hole the other way when a runner is on first. Small Ball. He looks like he thinks he can be Barry Bonds but he's not.