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McClendon fills out Seattle's coaching staff
Lloyd McClendon is bringing an entirely new coaching staff to Seattle, although a number of his additions have ties to the Mariners organization.
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  • Rayvensdad wrote...
    The fact...
    That it was Smoak who took himself back to his roots and remembered some things his father always told him which helped his swing and raised his BA 30 points in September showed that Chambliss was about as usefull as a lead vest is trying to swim. I'm glad they got rid of him.
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  • Rayvensdad wrote...
    Plus...
    Saunders was helped by the brother of a former mariner in the off season to bring his swing under control. Chris Chambliss had nothing to do with it. Chambliss might have been a good player when he played, but that doesn't mean they can see, diagnose, or fix a proble with someone else's swing.
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  • Dan1 wrote...
    He will go somewhere else and be successful
    Just like almost everyone else that has left this club. They should consider sending Wedge packing too!
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  • clevesside wrote...
    It was only......
    ... a matter of time. Compare hitting over last two years, players' plate approaches. Maybe Chambliss can find a job with the Yankees, since they're "not the Mariners."
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  • sambra27 wrote...
    take a note from the A's hitting coach
    Who basically turned a group of nobody's into the AL West champions. Gotta believe there is hope for this team after watching what the A's did, which I think was nothing short of incredible.
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  • Seahawkscoach wrote...
    Chris Chambliss
    Moving in the Safeco fences will make a remarkable difference for the Mariner bats. Chambliss deserves better, but he understands the routine. He will land a job somewhere else in the Bigs! Thank you Chris Chambliss for the effort and direction you have shared with a very youthful Seattle team. Good times ahead for these Mariners!
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  • Lonestar wrote...
    Worst job in the world
    M's hitting coaches get less respect than a Columbian hooker!
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  • Forrest wrote...
    It's obvious that Chambliss
    doesn't know how to hit as well as some of us on this blog.
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  • clevesside wrote...
    A great hitter in his prime......
    ... doesn't guarantee a better teacher past prime. One could learn more about hitting itself from, hmm, Edgar Martinez than say, Ricky Henderson, only cuz Edgar would want to show what he knew. Ricky would just tell you to hit like he does. Try that on 9 different hitters.
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  • Cresswell wrote...
    Had to happen
    Sorry Chris. Taking a nice up-the-middle contact hitter like Dustin Ackley and making him into a leadoff hitter who tries to pull everything? This isn't the old Yankee Stadium. This team struck out way too much and didn't make smart decisions. That's what bothered me.
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