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Sox Set To Interview Rick Schu For Hitting Coach

With Dave Magadan gone, Boston needs a new hitting coach

Don't Worry About Alex Rios, Greg Walker is on the case

Greg Walker has plans to get the White Sox hitters back on track

This is a graphical representation of (select) Royals 2008 O-Swing%, from Fangraphs. It gives the...

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This is a graphical representation of (select) Royals 2008 O-Swing%, from Fangraphs. It gives the percentage of pitches outside the strike zone each hitter swings out. The implciations are obvious. The lower the better. In 2008, the MLB average was 25.4%. Click here for a bigger (and more readable) version of the graph. Three things to note: 1. I had to leave Jason Smith off because it made the graph impossible to read, since he was at 61.7%. 2. Mike Jacobs' O-Swing% for 2008 was 34.0%. 3. Seitzer's got his work cut out for him.

New Hitting Coach: Dale Sveum

"This is something I've always wanted to do," Sveum said Saturday. "This has been a passion of mine, and I'm glad Ken is giving me the opportunity to do it." 2006: 3rd Base Coach 2007: Bench Coach 2008: 3rd Base Coach/Manager 2009: Hitting Coach Does this make Dale Sveum the coaching equivalent of Bill Hall?

Monday Rockpile: Walt Weiss' Return to the Dugout?

First an update on Casey Weathers. From the RMN: [Weathers' injury] was officially diagnosed as a strained flexor muscle in his right forearm. The Rockies want club doctors to examine him to...

"It bothers me a lot that I have come to the point where it is clear that I need to move on,"...

"It bothers me a lot that I have come to the point where it is clear that I need to move on," Joyner said Monday afternoon. "I came to the job hoping to put my experience and ideas to good use in teaching and coaching the Padres' hitters, but it has become obvious to me in the past few months that the organization’s approach is different from mine."

Joyner says he's stepping down as the Padres' hitting coach

Alexei Ramirez Is The World's Greatest Hitting Coach

Let's start this recap with a quote taken from my recap at arguably the Sox low point of the season following a 4-game sweep at the hands of the Blue Jays.I've been sitting up waiting for more...

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