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Rettenmund out as Batting Coach, Joiner in

Discussion in 'All Other Sports' started by rexy2006, Jul 31, 2007.

  1. rexy2006

    rexy2006 Well-Known Member

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    This is hot off the radio, about 3 minutes ago:

    The Padre fired Merv Rettenmund and hired former Padre Wally Joiner as the Batting Coach. Wow.
     
  2. stone86

    stone86 Well-Known Member

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    I dunno how much you can blame the consistently crappy hitting on Rettenmund. BUT I do really like Wally a lot, he was prly my favorite Padre aside from Tony.
     
  3. rexy2006

    rexy2006 Well-Known Member

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    It's official, from the Padres website:

    Padres name Wally Joyner hitting coach, replacing Merv Rettenmund
    07/31/2007 5:33 PM ET MLB.com

    SAN DIEGO -- The San Diego Padres announced today that the club has named Wally Joyner Hitting Coach, replacing Merv Rettenmund. Executive Vice President/General Manager Kevin Towers made the announcement.


    Joyner, 45, has previously served as the Padres Minor League Hitting Instructor (2003) and as a Special Instructor during Spring Training (2004-2007). He was a Special Assistant to General Manager Kevin Towers in 2002.

    Joyner had a career Major League Batting average of .289 (2,060-for-7127) with 409 doubles, 26 triples, 204 home runs, 1,106 RBI, 973 runs, 833 walks and 60 steals over parts of 16 seasons in 2,033 games with California/Anaheim (1986-1992, 2001), Kansas City (1992-1995), San Diego (1996-1999) and Atlanta (2000).

    Rettenmund, 64, was named the Padres Hitting Coach on June 15, 2006. He had also held the same position with the Padres from 1991-1999.
     
  4. AnteaterCharger

    AnteaterCharger Calibrating Bolttalk, Podcast by Podcast Staff Member Super Moderator Podcaster

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    rettenmund got a raw deal - he helped the team out alot back last year and the year before after magden was fired.

    I do like joyner but this isn't the way i would've preferred to ahve him on the team
     
  5. BFISA

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    Mags must feel vindicated now.
     
  6. wrbanwal

    wrbanwal Well-Known Member

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    It sucks that he has to take the fall but.............


    DAMMIT,

    Something had to be done
     
  7. HollywoodLeo

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