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Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Oakland A’s hire woman coach: Justine Siegal to be guest instructor

On Tuesday, the A’s became the first major-league team to employ a woman coach, naming Justine Siegal a guest instructor for their Instructional League club.

(...)According to Forst, Siegal will work with infielders, hit fungos and throw batting practice, among other duties. Plus, Siegal, 40, has a PhD in sport and exercise psychology, and Forst said that director of player development Keith Lieppman and director of minor-league operations Ted Polakowski are looking forward to having Siegal lead classroom presentations about the mental side of the game.

Davo's Favorite Tacos Are Moose Tacos Posted: September 29, 2015 at 04:46 PM | 0 comment(s)
  Beats: coaching, oakland a's, women in baseball

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Pirates can’t find way in ninth against Royals |

I watched this live last night. What was the third base coach thinking? Down by three runs in the ninth and he sends Marte. Down three runs. In the 9th. Watch the video. (Sorry, it wasn’t available to embed.)

Trying to make it all right with another of their patented ambushes of a premier closer, the Bucs had Marte open the ninth with a single off Greg Holland and Kang followed with a smash over center fielder Lorenzo Cain’s head.

Cain to Alcides Escobar to Salvador Perez erased Marte.


Jim Furtado Posted: July 22, 2015 at 08:12 AM | 12 comment(s)
  Beats: coaching, pirates, third base coach

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

San Diego’s handling of Triple-A skipper Murphy highly unusual

Pat Murphy is the Padres’ Triple-A manager. The Brewers want to hire him as a major-league coach. And the Padres have balked at letting him go.

A simple case of a team valuing an employee? Perhaps. But some in the industry view the Padres’ actions as highly unusual — and perhaps a sign that the Pads want Murphy to replace manager Bud Black or, at the very least, join the team’s coaching staff.

The Padres’ 20-20 record is fueling industry-wide speculation that Black could be in trouble. Ownership expects to win after opening the season with a club-record $109 million payroll. General manager A.J. Preller is in his first full season, and like ownership, inherited Black.

One Padres official, however, said that the team’s desire to keep Murphy is not a reflection on Black’s status. Rather, the Padres consider Murphy an “impact guy,” even though he is only at Triple-A, the official said.
A rival executive expressed skepticism with those claims.

“(Murphy) must have been made promises — big ones,” the executive said.


RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: May 20, 2015 at 09:34 AM | 8 comment(s)
  Beats: a.j. preller, brewers, bud black, coaching, managers, padres, pat murphy



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