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More bench coach news: Alan Trammell to get the gig in Arizona

Oct 21, 2010, 10:08 AM EDT

I think we’re going to go with nothing but bench coach news until the game starts tonight. Ya with me?  From Arizona:

Former Tigers manager Alan Trammell, who has been the Cubs bench coach the past four seasons, is said to be a leading candidate to become the bench coach.
Trammell had that one shot to manage in Detroit, but was never considered in Chicago where he was Lou Piniella’s bench coach. Which, after my “what do they do?” question, leads to my next bench coach question: is it a stepping-stone job or not?  It’s certainly not for Trammell. It was for Don Mattingly. For the most part, though, the thinking is that third base coach is for line officers and pitching and bench coach are where your science officers live.
I’m actually starting to get fascinated by this.  I want a 300 page bench coach book to be published by spring training. Someone get on this.
  1. BC - Oct 21, 2010 at 10:11 AM

    Blog entry title fail. Dropped an L.

  2. BC - Oct 21, 2010 at 10:13 AM

    What does a bench coach coach if a bench coach could coach benches?

  3. pestiesti - Oct 21, 2010 at 10:15 AM

    You’re missing the story that Gibson was Trammell’s bench coach in Detroit. Now Trammell is going to be Gibson’s bench coach in Arizona. Those are careers moving in two different directions.

  4. hasbeen5 - Oct 21, 2010 at 10:26 AM

    Tell Posnanski, he’ll have 8,000 words by next week.

  5. Gobias Industries - Oct 21, 2010 at 11:18 AM

    I had a feeling it’d be Trammell. Looks like I may win my office Bench Coach pool just yet.

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