On the way to work today at 4 am and thought of Hal Mcrae. Through his tenure as the hitting coach there have been some horendous slumps. I was trying to think if I have noticed whole teams going thorugh droughts the way they have. It has not been just this season. They started the season fine, then there were some injuries to big guns, and the rooks. Those are all factors, but again this is not the first time they have done this.
I'm not calling for anything specific, but at what point do you evaluate. How is a Hitting/pitching coach evaluated. With the ups and downs of a team, and a individuals it is just curious to me. The other thing I wonder is that you often hear of birds getting help on hitting from guys like Walker, or Big Mac and I have heard Hal too.
I'm glad Im not Mo to me it would be difficult to evaluate something like a hitting coach. If the team hits it could be cause of him, if they don't it doesn't nec. mean it's Hals fault either.