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Robinson might have '10 projects' here, but you cant just change teachers in mid-stream. Then you get 2 guys communicating what these hitters need to do. Then they get confused and have to think too much and also you initiate some in-house ego problems. No, you dont do anything. You let Robinson do his job and if he cant, then you find someone who can.

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Robinson might have '10 projects' here, but you cant just change teachers in mid-stream. Then you get 2 guys communicating what these hitters need to do. Then they get confused and have to think too much and also you initiate some in-house ego problems. No, you dont do anything. You let Robinson do his job and if he cant, then you find someone who can.

No, I think he just needs a teacher's aide.

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There are other coaches in the dugout too. They could 'aid' him. But what you want is not a teaching aid, but someone to actually coach up these other hitters to take some of the workload off of Robinson. I disagree - then you will have confused hitters trying to unlearn what Robinson told them and what the new guy is currently teaching them.

 

If you want another coach to give them BP, that is easy and something the Marlins can do currently. An 'aid' would help in the area of practicing, but not in coaching. That is a different...uh...ballgame...altogether.

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We need a new bating coach because Gonzalez, Castro and Choi are unproven/inconsistent MLB hitters?

 

It seems to me that Pierre, Cabrera and Lowell have been just fine. Castillo has been injured. Conine is a veteran that will either turn it on or could be fading some.

 

Folks, batting coaches do not help batters get hits...they help batters fix mechancics gone bad. When we leave runners in scoring position that is the batters fault. A batting coach takes blame when your players take longer to get out of slumps than the average team.

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There are a few things that need fixing.

 

Like Choi's upswing. Or AGon's inability to hit consistently that need attention, but fundamentally I don't think there's that much wrong with the team offensively.

 

This is called a slump. It happens.

 

Castillo is hurt. Nobody behind Lowell is hitting and driving in runs with any regularity and so its M&M. If Luis was more of a threat the games would shape up more differently. The guy's hurt, what are you going to do?

 

Lowell missed a grand slam and new life by this m u c h.

 

I was just watching a program with friends regarding one of our favorite subjects, the fabled MIT Blackjack Team, extraordinary card counters who espoused "the theory of large numbers" and used it to beat (or some would say "cheat") casinos out of millions of dollars by playing every hand and betting large when the statistical average says you should.

 

It reminded me of the Marlins, who just missed tieing the game (and then who knows what) in the ninth. A few more feet and this was a new ballgame. The basic suppositions of the theory apply to our game. The Marlins stay in every game, win or lose. They look for that opportunity and then pile on. Tonight they fell short but it wasn't until the last out that the game was secure.

 

Last night, in an even more lopsided game they were in it late.

 

Sooner of later Castillo will be healed, Cabs and Lowell and Choi and Conine will get hot again, and we'll have a nice win streak. If we can keep beating Philly we are in control of our own destiny.

 

And BTW, Oliver looked tremendously improved out there today. There is hope.

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