Friday, October 21, 2011

Exodus Continues As Curt Young Returns To A's

This is going to be one interesting offseason any way you look at it. The Red Sox will have to replace their manager, 1st base coach, trainer, and- most recently- pitching coach. Their pitching coach of only one year, Curt Young, is heading back to the team for whom he coached with from 2004-2010 in the Oakland A's. Many Red Sox fans grew sick and tired of Young due to the Red Sox collapse being mostly because of their pitching, and especially their starters. I don't quite know how much the pitching coach has to do with the pitchers' success, but Red Sox fans like a scapegoat. If you look at him with contempt because of disappointing performances like Dice-K, Lackey, and (later season) Bard, then you would also have to look at him with praise because of bounce-back years like Josh Beckett and Jonathan Papelbon. I think this move was expected and will not cause a huge stir in the Nation.

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