SF is travelling, but sends this missive: Well, you got your wish, Mattingly is the hitting coach. Sure seems like a great move, on paper at least, but let’s not forget how tough it is for great players to be good instructors, from the Splendid Splinter to Magic Johnson – they always expect the talent to have in then what they had in them. This isn’t to say that Don won’t buck the trend, but a trend it certainly is. For reference, look at how many mediocre pitchers become solid pitching coaches, then try to name the CY winners who have done it.
Posted by YF on 11/4/2003 10:44:34 AM