All of the news the Dodgers have been generating this off season has me excited. I just can't wait to see what transpires over a full season of a Kasten/Guggenheim/Magic ownership.
With that said, say hello to the 2013 Dodgers coaching staff. These are the folks who lead us. As Ned Colletti said,
“All of these men have a passion for teaching and coaching. They provide a vast array of experience and are well-respected with a proven track record.”He loves to lay it on thick, doesn't he?
Anyway, here they are:
Don Mattingly – Manager (third season)
Chuck Crim – Bullpen Coach (first season)
Trey Hillman – Bench Coach (third season)
Rick Honeycutt – Pitching Coach (eighth season)
Davey Lopes – First Base Coach (third season)
Mark McGwire – Hitting Coach (first season)
Tim Wallach – Third Base Coach (third season)
Ken Howell – Assistant Pitching Coach (first season, sixth on staff)
John Valentin – Assistant Hitting Coach (first season)
Manny Mota – Coach (34th season)
Steve Yeager – Coach (second season)
There really aren't any surprises, eh? Ken Howell moves up to be the Assistant Pitching Coach, and Chuck Crim is now the Bullpen Coach. John Valentin comes in for his first Dodgers season as an Assistant Hitting Coach after spending last year with Albuquerque. Of course, we all knew that Mark McGwire would be our main Hitting Coach. For some detail about each individuals credentials check out the original Dodger press release, here.
So, there you have it. Welcome your 2013 Dodgers coaching staff.
The pic above is from Jon SooHoo/ 2012 Dodgers. It is of the entire Dodgers organization. See more pics, here.
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