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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
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   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, Senior 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.

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