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

Monday, October 13, 2008

Royals hire Seitzer, Gibbons as coaches

I hope Tiffany gets that World Series Trophy back on time! oh…

The Royals filled out their on-field staff Monday morning by hiring former Toronto manager John Gibbons as their bench coach and returning Kevin Seitzer to the organization as hitting coach.

The two hirings complete manager Trey Hillman’s 2009 staff. Pitching coach Bob McClure, first-base coach Rusty Kuntz, bullpen coach John Mizerock and Owen are returning to the staff.

“I’m very pleased with the amount of energy and overall baseball experience we’ve been able to add to our Major League staff with John Gibbons and Kevin Seitzer,” general manager Dayton Moore said. “John’s recent American League experience as the manager of the Toronto Blue Jays will be a tremendous asset to Trey and the rest of the coaching staff.

“I’m also excited to bring Kevin into our organization. He was an exciting player and fan favorite during his days as a Royal, and possesses the same amount of passion and energy as a coach.”

Repoz Posted: October 13, 2008 at 05:56 PM | 9 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: royals

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. snowles Posted: October 13, 2008 at 06:06 PM (#2980560)
Good for Gibby to find another job in the majors, the world needs a little more Boomhauer.
   2. Crispix reaches boiling point with lackluster play Posted: October 13, 2008 at 06:09 PM (#2980563)
Gibbons and Kuntz? How many of each?
   3. Boileryard Posted: October 13, 2008 at 06:18 PM (#2980570)
I'm happy to see Gibbons get another chance. Hopefully this will lead to another managerial job at some point. I actually thought he was a pretty good manager, and the best Jays manager in the post-Cito era (which is also technically now the pre-Cito era).
   4. Crispix reaches boiling point with lackluster play Posted: October 13, 2008 at 06:19 PM (#2980573)
The intercitognum.
   5. 1k5v3L Posted: October 13, 2008 at 06:20 PM (#2980575)
returning Kevin Seitzer to the organization as hitting coach.

Oh yeah, that'll work. Expect plenty of sphincter tightening.
   6. The Ghost's Tryin' to Reason with Hurricane Season Posted: October 13, 2008 at 08:42 PM (#2980655)
I recalled that Raul Ibanez credited Seitzer with his breakthrough that took him from perpetual AAA player to MLB regular. I thought it was when Kevin was their hitting coach, but it might have been when he was running his academy in KC: Link.
   7. jwb Posted: October 13, 2008 at 08:59 PM (#2980690)
Fun fact: THT's RZR has Ibanez as the second best LF in the AL.

Edit: The link address was too long. I'll save you the trouble and just give you the punchline. There are only four qualified AL LFs and Delmon Young and Carlos Quentin were worse. Carl Crawford is better.
   8. Robert S. Posted: October 13, 2008 at 09:04 PM (#2980700)
Seitzer's "just tap it to the opposite field no matter what your strengths/weaknesses are as a hitter" approach doesn't seem like it'll address Kansas City's offensive issues. Or those of any other team.
   9. GGC don't think it can get longer than a novella Posted: October 13, 2008 at 10:02 PM (#2980823)
I think I know the names of more coaches than players for the Royals. I'm getting older.

You must be Registered and Logged In to post comments.

 

 

<< Back to main

BBTF Partner

Support BBTF

donate

Thanks to
Adam S
for his generous support.

Bookmarks

You must be logged in to view your Bookmarks.

Hot Topics

NewsblogOT: The Soccer Thread July, 2014
(531 - 7:34am, Jul 31)
Last: The Clarence Thomas of BBTF (scott)

NewsblogRed Sox trade rumors: 'Very good chance' John Lackey and Jon Lester are traded - Over the Monster
(61 - 7:16am, Jul 31)
Last: Jose Can Still Seabiscuit

NewsblogPosnanski: Four theories about Hall of Fame voting changes
(29 - 7:16am, Jul 31)
Last: Lassus

NewsblogCameron: Why a July 31 trade deadline just doesn’t make sense anymore
(16 - 7:07am, Jul 31)
Last: Jose Can Still Seabiscuit

NewsblogEric Chavez Retires
(32 - 5:00am, Jul 31)
Last: shoewizard

NewsblogOT: Monthly NBA Thread- July 2014
(1035 - 4:48am, Jul 31)
Last: stevegamer

NewsblogWhy the Mets Are Right to Save the New York State Pavilion
(1 - 4:40am, Jul 31)
Last: Bhaakon

NewsblogJULY 31 2014 OMNICHATTER/TRADE DEADLINE CHATTER
(3 - 4:12am, Jul 31)
Last: Davo Dozier

NewsblogHoward: David Ortiz shaping up to become first steroid era Teflon slugger
(58 - 4:10am, Jul 31)
Last: Wahoo Sam

NewsblogCubs Acquire Felix Doubront
(48 - 2:57am, Jul 31)
Last: Norcan

NewsblogVICE: Baseball Erotica #1: John Smoltz and Tom Glavine
(11 - 2:19am, Jul 31)
Last: Petunia inquires about ponies

NewsblogSOE: Minor League Manhood - A first-hand account of masculine sports culture run amok.
(159 - 2:08am, Jul 31)
Last: Petunia inquires about ponies

NewsblogOMNICHATTER 7-30-2014
(45 - 1:30am, Jul 31)
Last: CFBF Is A Golden Spider Duck

NewsblogPosnanski: Hey, Rube: Phillies pay dearly for Amaro’s misguided loyalty
(23 - 1:04am, Jul 31)
Last: Ray (RDP)

Hall of MeritMost Meritorious Player: 1957 Discussion
(15 - 12:19am, Jul 31)
Last: MrC

Page rendered in 0.1982 seconds
52 querie(s) executed