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Counsell as a batting coach? (Craig withdraws name from consideration; post #13)


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Possibly the most pointless coach, right above bullpen coach, so whatever.


Both can actually make a huge difference to hitters (and pitchers) if they do their job well.


Seeing minor mechanical adjustments and being able to both explain them and get the players to make them can make a big difference.


Where the problems arise, is when a coach can't coach individuals and expects everyone to adopt his philosophy (see Peterson, Rick)

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This is a couple days old, but McCalvy noted on his blog that Counsell turned down this offer.


Brewers special assistant Craig Counsell cited family considerations for last week’s decision to withdraw his name from consideration for the hitting coach position in Boston. The Red Sox subsequently hired Greg Colbrunn.


“It just wasn’t the right time for me,” Counsell said.


Counsell, who has worked as an aide to Brewers general manager Doug Melvin since January, said he made clear to the Red Sox that he was interested but had some “family reservations.” Counsell lives with his wife and three boys just north of Milwaukee.


On the other hand, Counsell’s parents live in Ft. Myers, Fla., where the Red Sox have Spring Training, and he was interested enough to travel to Boston for an interview.


“Family-wise, I just wasn’t ready to do something like that,” Counsell said. “I was interested in it as a challenge. That’s what was attractive. And it is Boston, and that’s attractive.”

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