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Wednesday, October 09, 2019

Dana LeVangie out as Red Sox pitching coach amid offseason shakeup

The Boston Red Sox’ offseason facelift continues.

The Red Sox announced a number of coaching changes Tuesday, most notably that pitching coach Dana LeVangie has been re-assigned to a pro scouting position with Boston.

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LeVangie took over as Red Sox pitching coach in November 2017, and he and Bannister oversaw a Boston rotation that pitched very well in 2018 en route to a World Series title.

But that rotation went off the rails in 2019, posting a collective 4.95 ERA that ranked 20th in baseball and was a big reason why the Red Sox missed the playoffs.

And the personnel changes continue….

 

QLE Posted: October 09, 2019 at 01:22 AM | 4 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: dana levangie, red sox

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   1. Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Griffin (Vlad) Posted: October 09, 2019 at 10:34 AM (#5888217)
What do you say, Red Sox fans? Was he any good at his job?
   2. Nasty Nate Posted: October 09, 2019 at 10:45 AM (#5888222)
 1. Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Griffin (Vlad) Posted: October 09, 2019 at 10:34 AM (#5888217)
What do you say, Red Sox fans? Was he any good at his job?
Hard to say. Maybe. Probably not. He's been with the organization a long time, he was a longtime bullpen catcher - I think he caught this notable Bill Mueller HR. I'd guess minor league catcher > bullpen catcher > scout > bullpen coach > pitching coach is an unusual career path.
   3. Cris E Posted: October 09, 2019 at 11:17 AM (#5888239)
They just discovered he was being paid $116m and played a significant role in the luxury tax situation. This should fix a lot of things right away.
   4. Jose Needs an Absurd Ukulele Concert Posted: October 09, 2019 at 01:15 PM (#5888316)
I don't know if he was bad at his job but I haven't seen anything to think he was good either. Nate noted his Dante Scarnecchia like rise in the organization which he has been a part of since 1991 and I suspect a lot of his promotion was based on proximity rather than truly being the best man for the job.

I'm glad he's staying in the organization. He seems to be a pretty good guy.

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