Baseball for the Thinking Fan

Login | Register | Feedback

btf_logo
You are here > Home > Baseball Newsstand > Baseball Primer Newsblog > Discussion
Baseball Primer Newsblog
— The Best News Links from the Baseball Newsstand

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Padres hire Phil Plantier as hitting coach

Asked by a reporter to name the top home run hitting team of the 2010s, I offered the Padres.  Granting that it was a capricious choice, it has as good a chance of being right as anybody else I can think of.

According to FOX Sports’ Ken Rosenthal, the Padres have hired Phil Plantier as hitting coach.

Plantier, 42, had been serving as manager at the Padres’ single [sic] affiliate in Lake Elsinore, California.

He was a big league outfielder from 1990-1997, batting .243/.332/.439 with 91 home runs in 610 games, 298 of which he played with San Diego.

The District Attorney Posted: October 30, 2011 at 06:57 PM | 4 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: padres

Reader Comments and Retorts

Go to end of page

Statements posted here are those of our readers and do not represent the BaseballThinkFactory. Names are provided by the poster and are not verified. We ask that posters follow our submission policy. Please report any inappropriate comments.

   1. Drew (Primakov, Gungho Iguanas) Posted: October 30, 2011 at 11:32 PM (#3982947)
Good god. All he could do was swing for the fences...which is exactly what the Padres *don't* need.
   2. Dock Ellis on Acid Posted: October 30, 2011 at 11:43 PM (#3982949)
Maybe he learned from his shortcomings. As they say, those who can't do...
   3. Bourbon Samurai Posted: October 31, 2011 at 03:55 AM (#3983072)
Oh yes. Soon my rookie cards will be worth something.
   4. Smiling Joe Hesketh Posted: October 31, 2011 at 03:01 PM (#3983299)
Soon all the Padres hitters will be in Plantier's "sitting on the shiiter" stance.

You must be Registered and Logged In to post comments.

 

 

<< Back to main

BBTF Partner

Support BBTF

donate

Thanks to
Kiko Sakata
for his generous support.

Bookmarks

You must be logged in to view your Bookmarks.

Hot Topics

NewsblogBoras: Cubs using business, not baseball, if Bryant stays in minors - CBSSports.com
(19 - 8:07am, Mar 27)
Last: Jim Furtado

NewsblogOTP - March 2015: You’re out, tobacco: Bill would ban products at all California baseball venues
(3487 - 7:51am, Mar 27)
Last: Bitter Mouse

NewsblogA Fresh Start | The Players' Tribune
(8 - 7:42am, Mar 27)
Last: Win Big Stein's Money

NewsblogBill James Mailbag - 3/24/15 - 3/26/15
(43 - 7:33am, Mar 27)
Last: ERROR---Jolly Old St. Nick

NewsblogOT: Monthly NBA Thread - March 2015
(1322 - 7:02am, Mar 27)
Last: Famous Original Joe C

NewsblogFive toughest roster dilemmas this spring | MLB.com
(21 - 5:31am, Mar 27)
Last: Dr. Vaux

NewsblogNew York Yankees shortstop Didi Gregorius, who is replacing Derek Jeter, is already garnering jaw-dropping praise from veteran teammates like Mark Teixeira and Alex Rodriguez, particularly for his fielding and baseball smarts | FOX Sports
(39 - 3:44am, Mar 27)
Last: Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Griffin (Vlad)

Hall of MeritMost Meritorious Player: 1903 Ballot
(4 - 3:06am, Mar 27)
Last: bjhanke

NewsblogNippon Ham ordered to pay ¥41.9 million for failing to shield spectator from foul ball
(7 - 3:04am, Mar 27)
Last: Bob T

NewsblogReport: Mets cut ballpark security to save money
(11 - 2:07am, Mar 27)
Last: if nature called, ladodger34 would listen

NewsblogCallis: Ranking the best farm systems of the past five years
(19 - 2:02am, Mar 27)
Last: if nature called, ladodger34 would listen

NewsblogFormer Cardinals player punched at St. Louis County gas station after racial slur
(15 - 1:20am, Mar 27)
Last: Shibal

NewsblogMLB Worth $36 Billion As Team Values Hit Record $1.2 Billion Average
(44 - 11:10pm, Mar 26)
Last: ptodd

NewsblogCubs' Ricketts reveals Wrigley renovation might take extra year
(3 - 11:09pm, Mar 26)
Last: Spahn Insane

NewsblogNot so fast, Matthew Lucroy!
(16 - 10:53pm, Mar 26)
Last: Spahn Insane

Page rendered in 0.1698 seconds
48 querie(s) executed