Wednesday, December 9, 2009

No surprise, Nunnally named Cleveland Indians new hitting coach

Manny Acta and the Cleveland Indians today announced the hiring of long-time Tribe minor league hitting instructor, Jon Nunnally, as their new major league hitting coach. The hiring is the last major hire for Manny Acta's staff, who finally has a full gambit of big league coaches. This one was no surprise at all, as Nunnally was mentioned from the get go as the go to guy, and for good reason.

Nunnally has been a more than successful coach throughout his coaching career with the Indians. In his three years in the system, Nunnally's teams have lead their respective leagues in hitting two out of his three seasons (Kinston in 2007, and Columbus in 2009). According to Anthony Castrovince, several Tribe hitters endorsed Nunnally for the job after working with him during rehab assignments, including Grady Sizemore and Travis Hafner.

Sometimes boring hires are the best, and this is just the case. Nunnally is successful, and to many times, hiring a good coach is to complicated. Nunnally performs, and that's just what the Indians ordered. If he can figure out how to cut down the Tribe K's, he's already a winner in my book. I know, I know, like he needs my endoresment.

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