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Don Baylor to be named the Dbacks’ new hitting coach

Oct 25, 2010, 3:59 PM EDT

Don Baylor

Don Baylor — recently let go by the Rockies — has agreed to terms with the Diamondbacks to take over as their hitting coach.  Baylor had hoped to be considered for a manager job, but that doesn’t seem to be in the cards.  I imagine part of it is that he’s always been perceived as a decent hitting coach and never knocked anyone’s socks off when he was manager. And that he hasn’t managed for eight years. Alas.

Apropos of nothing, I had a reason to be looking back at Baylor’s playing career recently, and was rather shocked to see that he stole 52 bases one year.  I remember Baylor as a portly DH first and pretty darn portly manager second, so the image of a speedy Baylor — that apparently existed just before I started to become really aware of what was going on in baseball — has been knocking around my head all week, struggling to gain

 

  1. bloodysock - Oct 25, 2010 at 4:10 PM

    So Mark Reynolds will now only strike out 200 times next season.

  2. dodger88 - Oct 25, 2010 at 4:26 PM

    Interesting note about Don Baylor – prior to Eric Hinske it was Baylor who first appeared in three consecutive World Series with different teams [Boston (1986), Minnesota (1987) and Oakland (1988)].

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