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May 20, 2014 6:00 am

Baseball Therapy: Beware the Genius Tag for Coaches


Russell A. Carleton

Who are the best hitting and pitching coaches? Or is it impossible to tell?

How do you know whether your team’s hitting coach or pitching coach is doing a good job? Generally, the answer is “Well, how are his hitters/pitchers doing? Are they getting better?” That seems to be the justification given when he gets fired, after all.

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Ben and Sam discuss how impressive it is when players play sick, whether hitting coaches are more important than they'd previously thought, and the season's most disappointing teams.

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