Bob McClure

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    Bob McClure

    Team Pitching E.R.A

    28. Tampa Bay 5.02
    29. Minnesota 5.23
    30. Boston 6.68

    *Fired by KC Royals two seasons ago and then hired by the Red Sox as a pitching coach for the 2012 season. Also former pitching coach of the Colorado Rockies.

    Solutions
    Go out and hire Leo Mazzone.

    Mediocre GM=Mediocre Manager=Mediocre Pitching Coach
     
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    Re: Bob McClure

    Very possibly the worst pitching coach in mlb.  Where's Curt Young when you need him?????
     
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    Re: Bob McClure

    In Response to Bob McClure:
    [QUOTE]Team Pitching E.R.A 28. Tampa Bay 5.02 29. Minnesota 5.23 30. Boston 6.68 *Fired by KC Royals two seasons ago and then hired by the Red Sox as a pitching coach for the 2012 season. Also former pitching coach of the Colorado Rockies. Solutions Go out and hire Leo Mazzone. Mediocre GM=Mediocre Manager=Mediocre Pitching Coach
    Posted by AlexFilides[/QUOTE]

    Hire V-Tec.... knows the pitchers pretty well
     
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    Re: Bob McClure

      Interesting !!!
     
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    Re: Bob McClure

    I've always said that Tek would make an awesome pitching coach.
     
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    Re: Bob McClure

    anyone else have any thoughts about this? Just about every pitcher on the roster has pitched worse( or  much much worse) than the previous season.

    Right now, I'm ready to place the blame more on Cherrington than Valentine.

    Quotes from Cherrington from last November.

     
    "He's got a great pitching background," Cherington said of McClure who went 12-7 for the 1982 American League champion Brewers. "He's had a lot of success with young pitchers and had an interest in doing something a little bit different after last year in Kansas City.
     
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    Re: Bob McClure

    Lets talk again on this matter in June, say.  Though the pitching has been woeful, hard to point to some sort of systemic issue in a sample size this small.  Sure, could be Bob McClure somehow destroying otherwise solid pitchers.  But more likely, the guys are just plain s&*king right now.  but we shall see.  If they are still s*&kinh in June or July, I will certainly say A-Fil was the first on the board to put the blame on McClure.
     
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    I have to think the catchers and McClure take some responsibility here, but no way you can come to the conclusion McClure is one of the worst pitching coaches in MLB based on what has gone one so far in the first 10 percent of the season.

    First, Justin Thomas and Matt Albers and Vicente Padilla probably have no business pitching for a MLB club, let alone a contender. 

    Second, when pitchers are in a slump, such as Lester is now (and always is in April) and when pitchers have to transition to new roles, is when a pitching coach is most important.  McClure is earning his pay right now.  If the ship is righted then he must get a large part of the credit.  If not, then you can look to him for a large part of the blame.  But another month, at least, is what will tell on that front.
     
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    Re: Bob McClure

    Tampa Bay has some of the worst pitching in the MLB right now.  Did their pitching coach suddenly become one of the worst?

     
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    Re: Bob McClure

    anyone else have any thoughts about this? Just about every pitcher on the roster has pitched worse( or  much much worse) than the previous season.

    It's too early to judge, but have a look at our pitcher's CERA with Salty in 2011. Is it really that surprising? The whole personal caddy thing last year didn't help Salty going into this year at all.

    The Sox were 2-10 last April 15th. VTek then caught 5 games of the next 8 games and we won all of them letting up just 7 runs in 5 games.

    Can Lava really be any worse calling a game?
     
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    Re: Bob McClure

    There are teams and managers who have, at times, called games from the bench.  Even that idea seems to be better than having Salty calling the games.  I am glad he is hitting now, but you really have to wonder, how much of the Yankee debacle could have been prevented with Tek back of the plate?
     

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