There will be one returning member of the 2010 Mariners coaching staff — that being Mike Brumley, taking over at first base. Otherwise, it’s a brand new slate, with, as we told you earlier, Carl Willis taking over as pitching coach, Jaime Navarro as bullpen coach and Jeff Datz as third base coach.
The hitting coach will be Chris Chambliss, the longtime Yankees star from the 1970s World Series winners (Photo Credit: Vincent Diehl/(New York) Daily News) and more recently a coach through several championships, who beat out Milt Thompson and Leon Durham. Robbie Thompson , the former San Francisco Giants second baseman from the mid-1980s through the mid-1990s will become the new bench coach.
“We feel we have added quality coaches with a track record of success as players and coaches at the Major League level,” Mariners GM Jack Zduriencik said in a release. “Eric and I had a lot of great dialogue during the process of putting this staff together. There is a good blend of experience and talent joining our Major League coaching staff.”
Still awaiting word on what will happen with former coaches John Wetteland, Lee Tinsley and Alonzo Powell, not to mention onetime interim manager Daren Brown — all displaced by the moves today. Brown will likely return to Class AAA, as could Powell. We’ll see what happens with Tinsley. Wetteland is probably done with the organization.
November 4, 2010 at 3:13 PM