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Braves hire ex-Phillies pitching coach Rich Dubee

Nov 25, 2013, 5:17 PM EDT

Chase Utley, Rich Dubee AP

Rich Dubee, who was let go as Phillies pitching coach last month after nine seasons as Charlie Manuel’s right-hand man, has joined the Braves organization as minor league pitching coordinator.

That job was formerly held by Dave Wallace, who left the Braves to become the Orioles’ new pitching coach. Dubee also interviewed with Baltimore before Wallace got the position.

Given how long Dubee served as the Phillies’ pitching coach and how much success the staff experienced until recently it’s surprising that he didn’t gain more traction interviewing for the same role elsewhere, but he seems likely to be a popular candidate for gigs next offseason.

  1. historiophiliac - Nov 25, 2013 at 5:29 PM

    Dubee joke in 5, 4, 3…

    • proudlycanadian - Nov 25, 2013 at 6:14 PM

      Oh brother!

    • nothanksimdriving123 - Nov 26, 2013 at 3:35 AM

      Histo, tou mean something silly like a suggestion about him ending up with Colorado or Seattle? Nope, not gonna do it.

  2. rjmarrella - Nov 25, 2013 at 6:03 PM

    Gasoline Dubee

  3. kingjoe1 - Nov 25, 2013 at 7:00 PM

    I can hear the National League hitters celebrating already.

    GM in the East need to lock up their hitters now, beacause they will be worth a lot more after their offensive barrage in 2014

    What are the BRaves thinking? Are they smoking a doobie?

    • tuberippin - Nov 25, 2013 at 11:36 PM

      Minor league pitching coordinator. Minor, not Major.

  4. knowlegeforyou - Nov 25, 2013 at 7:17 PM

    NL hitters will be better in 2014 with Dubee as a MINOR LEAGUE pitching coach in 2014 makes zero sense. I like the move. Wonder if the braves are thinking about picked up Roy Halladay on a minor league deal with an opt out date

  5. twpguy1964 - Nov 25, 2013 at 7:34 PM

    The Braves, uncharacteristically , have been making some shaky moves lately. Dubee is an egomaniacal windbag

    • tuberippin - Nov 25, 2013 at 11:37 PM

      This from the team that until this past week had Brian McCann as their starting catcher and on-field Morale Police.

  6. aphillieated - Nov 25, 2013 at 8:50 PM

    Phillies will win the NL East.

    • proudlycanadian - Nov 25, 2013 at 8:58 PM

      Thumbs up, because I like your sense of humor.

      • aphillieated - Nov 25, 2013 at 9:36 PM

        You’ll see. I know something that most people don’t ;)

  7. greymares - Nov 26, 2013 at 8:50 AM

    It truly is a re-cycle business. I don’t see what anybody has seen in Dubee’s work with young pitchers that makes them think he should be in charge of all their young pitchers.

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