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It's a step in the right direction. Pitching was horrifically inconsistent this year as there were only two reliable starters. The inconsistency was pitch location and overall development. Walsh and Christo look promising as young arms but there was not a whole lot of "reliable depth". I could only think of two reliable arms out of the bullpen. I think in large part the reason they didn't make the post season was not having a third arm until Walsh stepped up and not having a good pitcher for the mid week games. Also it seemed a lot of the times the pitchers could not fix the mistakes they were making. I don't know if it was on Christy but hopefully Bolt learns better as to when to pull a pitcher when they are struggling. Do think Childress can help in this capacity. Just think the lack of depth, development, and inconsistency is what drove Christy out.I only saw a handful of games this year and really can't say what role, if any, Christy's coaching played in overall pitching performance. Staff management isn't something you can pop in for a game on and make a ruling. I have no idea who'd pitched when, etc.
For those who've spent more time watching the team, is this a move that removes a problem?
I loosely follow the baseball team so please excuse me if I am mistaken, but wasn't Bolt thought of as a great hire when it happened?I look at this as a way for Bolt to keep another year. Personally, I think this will not fix our issues. Wish we would pony up and go after a proven coach that can recruit.
I loosely follow the baseball team so please excuse me if I am mistaken, but wasn't Bolt thought of as a great hire when it happened?