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Rockies pitching coach Bob Apodaca asked to be reassigned

Jun 26, 2012, 5:33 PM EDT

Bob Apodaca, Guillermo Moscoso

Being the pitching coach in Colorado can’t be an easy job.  Bob Apodaca certainly has had enough of it as he has asked to be reassigned and the Rockies are granting him his wish. Bullpen coach Jim Wright will take over.

Apodaca has been with the Rockies for a decade, but as Troy Renck just tweeted, he seems to have been at the end of his rope for a while:


Apodaca is 62 years-old. Before the Rockies gig he was the pitching coach for the Brewers and before that the Mets. In the 70s he was a Mets reliever. Now it sounds like he’s got “special assistant” and “roving instructor” titles in his future.

  1. brokea$$lovesmesomeme - Jun 26, 2012 at 6:25 PM

    I would askto be re-assigned to if my GM kept giving me beer league softball pitchers and 60 year old 4th or 5th starters. How about asking the Monforts to re-assign Dan(you mean I had a chance to draft Evan Longoria and chose not to) O’Dowd.

  2. sdelmonte - Jun 26, 2012 at 7:04 PM

    Apropos of nothing: I used to love how the late, great Mets play-by-play man Bob Murphy said Apodaca’s name. Each syllable just rolled off Murph’s tongue.

  3. eightysixisback - Jun 27, 2012 at 10:49 AM

    We taught my friends two year old to say apodaca, cracks me up every time. I got to spend a week learning from dac (and clint hurdle also) about 20 years ago at clint hurdle’s camp for teenagers when he coached in the rockies minor league organization. He skipped lunches all week to work with extra with me and any time i wanted to get extra work, he was willing to give up his time and work with me. He is a really really great guy and not only helped me have a great couple of years pitching but mad a great impression on me as a person. i wish him the best!

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