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Postby puckyou21 » Thu Apr 12, 2007 7:00 pm

'Roid Rage wrote:I guess Mike Matheny is no longer a current player but I think he would make an excellent coach.


He was the first name I thought of when I saw the subject.
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Postby jfg » Thu Apr 12, 2007 8:12 pm

jake_twothousandfive wrote:Mike Redmond of the Twins will make a very good coach. It's something that he wants to do and most likely will do in the near future.


That's a good one. A couple other backup catchers that could be coaches are Damian Miller and Doug Mirabelli.

I don't think big name players would be good coaches, and you don't see many. I would think it would be tough to teach players how to play when it came pretty easy to the coach. A few other variables would probably be detrimental to a star player being a good coach or manager. They'd have to deal with mediocre results, and come to terms with losing (Not accepting it, but being able to handle it the right way) both qualities which I don't think many great players have. They are great qualities for a player but not the best traits for a manager and definitely not good for a coach trying to teach players.
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Postby j24jags » Thu Apr 12, 2007 8:18 pm

I definitely agree with the Lo Duca/Julio Franco statements.

Another guy I'd throw out there is Kris Benson, he took very very comprehensive notes on all the hitters he's ever faced and I'm pretty sure he's a smart guy.
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Postby thedude » Thu Apr 12, 2007 8:29 pm

Jason Varitek. Great leader and a very smart baseball man.
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Postby bellybrother » Thu Apr 12, 2007 9:11 pm

On the subject of current coaches who were catchers.......Ned Yost, Melvin for Zona was a catcher for awhile I think and a year late, but Girardi. I think the AL's been covered. I'd think there'd be more in the NL. Some 2nd basemen, Garner, Randolph.............
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Postby thedude » Thu Apr 12, 2007 9:42 pm

bellybrother wrote:On the subject of current coaches who were catchers.......Ned Yost, Melvin for Zona was a catcher for awhile I think and a year late, but Girardi. I think the AL's been covered. I'd think there'd be more in the NL. Some 2nd basemen, Garner, Randolph.............


Grady Little was a minor league catcher.
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Postby sportsaddict » Thu Apr 12, 2007 9:45 pm

'Roid Rage wrote:I guess Mike Matheny is no longer a current player but I think he would make an excellent coach.


Funny you say that because the second I saw this thread's title that's the first guy I thought of. I guess being a Cards fan I got to see him do a very good job handling the pitching staff and just being a good, intelligent baseball player.

I think catchers for sure make the best managers, just because they are basically field generals for the team. They are essentially the coach on the field.
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Postby IVIisfits138 » Thu Apr 12, 2007 10:14 pm

rich101682 wrote:Matt Riley.

Dude can handle the hype.


I highly doubt one can juggle being a MLB coach and the President of the United States at the same time, which is in near future.
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Postby Thursday » Thu Apr 12, 2007 10:17 pm

As soon as i read this thread title, Craig Biggio popped into my head, for some reason. Great thread!
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Postby otp73 » Fri Apr 13, 2007 9:19 am

Thursday wrote:As soon as i read this thread title, Craig Biggio popped into my head, for some reason. Great thread!


That's incredible!!!!

I was thinking the same person.

Here's a few others:


David Eckstein

Moises Alou

Greg Maddux

John Smoltz

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