John Kruk For Hitting Coach?

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    John Kruk For Hitting Coach?

    Red Sox have a lot of good young talent that is not living up to the hype. I am worried they may deal some of it for quick fixes which would be a huge mistake.


    Instead why not hire a new batting coach? I am listening to John Kruk on ESPN and he thinks a problem with both Bradley and Xander is they moving to many body parts such as Bradley tapping his feet to much. John Kruk was a career .300 hitter with OBP of .397


    How about hiring him to be the next hitting coach to work with these kids.

     
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    How about Kruk for manager?

    I hope some of the local reporters have this dialog on their DVR. Lots of ammo for the tabloids tomorrow if they can make the deadline.

     
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    Re: John Kruk For Hitting Coach?

    People prefer to think of Kruk as a clown. They should pay some attention to what he says. He is a knowledgeable former player A good player.  A guy who actually knows something about the game. I would rather listen to what he thinks than to some nerd with a calculator. Baseball is a sport, not a math class. Things have gotten a little stupid.

    Stabbed by Foulke.

     
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    Kruk was a good hitter - but why would he want the job?  He has the best job in the world right now.

    Defense.  It is still important.

     
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    Re: John Kruk For Hitting Coach?

    In response to razcreation's comment:
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    Red Sox have a lot of good young talent that is not living up to the hype. I am worried they may deal some of it for quick fixes which would be a huge mistake.

     

    Instead why not hire a new batting coach? I am listening to John Kruk on ESPN and he thinks a problem with both Bradley and Xander is they moving to many body parts such as Bradley tapping his feet to much. John Kruk was a career .300 hitter with OBP of .397

     

    How about hiring him to be the next hitting coach to work with these kids.

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    I agree that something is wrong with their coaching when it comes to these young hitters. I hope someone with the Sox is listening to ESPN's broadcast. Kruk is right that Bradley can't catch up to anything.  First of all I think he takes too big of a swing instead of swinging more like Ellsbury or Holt. That coupled with his dancing around makes him late on everything. He really needs some coaching. 

     
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    In response to Schumpeters-Ghost's comment:
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    Kruk was a good hitter - but why would he want the job?  He has the best job in the world right now.

    Defense.  It is still important.

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    Agreed, the job he has right now is great.

     
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    In response to MadMc44's comment:
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    How about Kruk for manager?

    I hope some of the local reporters have this dialog on their DVR. Lots of ammo for the tabloids tomorrow if they can make the deadline.

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    What local reporters? The good baseball reporters have all gone to the big scoreboard in the sky. Anyway, I'll buy into Kruk, Pete Rose, Derek Jeter (!), most anyone for either job.

    In the meantime get Jackie O-fer-25 out of there! Anybody notice the approach Vasquez has at the plate? Like the old TW mantra, "Wait, Wait, Wait---Quick, Quick, Quick". Worked for him!

     
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    JBJRlooks absolutely terrible at the plate....

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    Yes he does. I can picture it now. Bradley jr gets traded and starts hitting for some other team. Typical Red Sox- bad coaching. Look at the NY Yankees McCarthy as their ace more or less and they playing over .500 baseball. Enough said.

     
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    If it gets Kruk out of the announcing business, I'm all for it.

     
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    "If it gets Kruk out of the announcing business, I'm all for it."

    huge win win - don't have to listen to his crummy banter and if he can fix JBJ as well, then yes!

       
     
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    Re: John Kruk For Hitting Coach?

    It doesn't require Kruk to inform us about anything. Bradleys' bat speed sucks primarily because he is using a larger bat for a larger sweet spot, BUT HE IS NOT CHOKING UP!!

    His bottom hand is off the bat like he is playing wiffle ball. He got the "wiff" part right.


    scottwad24

     
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    Re: John Kruk For Hitting Coach?

    In response to razcreation's comment:
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    Red Sox have a lot of good young talent that is not living up to the hype. I am worried they may deal some of it for quick fixes which would be a huge mistake.

     

    Instead why not hire a new batting coach? I am listening to John Kruk on ESPN and he thinks a problem with both Bradley and Xander is they moving to many body parts such as Bradley tapping his feet to much. John Kruk was a career .300 hitter with OBP of .397

     

    How about hiring him to be the next hitting coach to work with these kids.

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    Would have to agree with you....How come hitting coach could not see what was going on ? Seeing was believing and it might need to be addressed.

     
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    Re: John Kruk For Hitting Coach?

    no flipping way.  every other batter he is like "bunt, bunt, bunt".  that aint how the AL plays it pal.  he is living in the NL circa 1996.  he can stay there as far as i'm concerned.

     

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    JBJ needs guidance and Kruk made some good observations.  Kruk says it like it is and that is why some don't like him.  I remember someone asking him what it felt like to be an athlete on his level.  His response was: " I am not an athlete, I am a baseball player".

     
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    Doubt he'd want to take the pay cut.

     

     
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    Re: John Kruk For Hitting Coach?

    Kruk for eating coach maybe...he taught Beckett all he knew about fried chicken and beer!

     
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    Bartolo Colon makes Kruk look so small.   lol

     

     

     

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