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, a SlackAdemic, overeducated Lounger 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. Betts, Bogaerts, and D Price(GGC) 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
Ray (RDP)
for his generous support.

Bookmarks

You must be logged in to view your Bookmarks.

Hot Topics

NewsblogA real vacation might benefit Jason Heyward more
(68 - 6:20am, Aug 24)
Last: Tin Angel

NewsblogThe Kansas City Royals will miss the MLB playoffs; they have too much ground to make up | The Kansas City Star
(28 - 3:24am, Aug 24)
Last: Sunday silence

NewsblogOMNICHATTER 8-23-16
(105 - 2:15am, Aug 24)
Last: Bote Man makes baseball fun again

Sox TherapyOne Week Later - Not Doomed but Probably Not Saved
(40 - 2:07am, Aug 24)
Last: the Hugh Jorgan returns

Newsblog5 one-year deals working wonders for clubs
(6 - 1:10am, Aug 24)
Last: SoSHially Unacceptable

NewsblogOT: August 2016 Soccer Thread
(293 - 12:25am, Aug 24)
Last: Sean Forman

NewsblogOTP 2016 August 22: Baseball has much to teach us about politics
(299 - 12:12am, Aug 24)
Last: David Nieporent (now, with children)

NewsblogYasiel Puig Earning Promotion On The Field But Is It Enough
(11 - 12:04am, Aug 24)
Last: Walt Davis

NewsblogArizona Diamondbacks ponder replacing La Russa, Stewart after just 2 years
(39 - 11:33pm, Aug 23)
Last: snapper (history's 42nd greatest monster)

Sox TherapyA Few Minor League Notes
(3 - 11:19pm, Aug 23)
Last: Dillon Gee Escape Plan

NewsblogA’s Billy Butler hurt by Danny Valencia in altercation, sources say
(67 - 11:19pm, Aug 23)
Last: PASTE Transcends Almost All Generations (Zeth)

NewsblogEmergence of Benintendi gives Red Sox elite defensive outfield - providencejournal.com
(2 - 11:10pm, Aug 23)
Last: SteveF

NewsblogWhy Yankees shouldn’t be so quick to trade Brian McCann | New York Post
(33 - 10:30pm, Aug 23)
Last: Captain Supporter

NewsblogMark Trumbo's last seven hits have been home runs, as he just can't stop launching Trum-bombs | MLB.com
(10 - 10:28pm, Aug 23)
Last: DKDC

NewsblogPrimer Dugout (and link of the day) 8-23-2016
(21 - 10:25pm, Aug 23)
Last: Walt Davis

Page rendered in 0.2106 seconds
47 querie(s) executed