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Larry Parrish GETS AXED

Written by Joe Lucia on .

After the Braves stunning collapse this September, someone had to take the fall. Many fans wanted it to come down to two men: Larry Parrish and Fredi Gonzalez. I wrote a piece yesterday damning Parrish. Today, just one day after Fredi said that the entire coaching staff would return in 2012, a simple tweet from the Braves twitter account cleared things up.

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DING DONG, THE WITCH IS DEAD! Larry Parrish is OUT as hitting coach, much to the joy of Braves fans across the country. When the news was announced, my feed exploded with people absolutely awash with joy. It's almost like a vicious dictator being taken out of power, except not nearly as important in the grand scheme of things. I haven't seen one person who was upset with the dismissal. Not one. This is a good thing - we're all united on this one.

Now, who's going to replace him? The replacement hasn't been named yet, but the immediate favorite is the former hitting coach, Terry Pendleton. TP had some level of dislike towards him from the fans, but overall, the Braves offense wasn't that bad with him leading the ship. During Pendleton's tenure as hitting coach (2002-2010), the team ranked sixth in baseball with a .339 wOBA. For comparison's sake, that's Rafael Furcal's wOBA from 2002-2010. I'd take that, especially when you consider some of the putrid hitters that he's had playing under him (Jeff Francoeur, Garret Anderson, etc).

As for other candidates, the field is vast. Hitting coaches can come from anywhere. Hell, Parrish was coaching with the Toledo Mud Hens in the Internaional League when the Braves appointed him last offseason. Pendleton was out of baseball for a couple of years before the Braves brought him on a decade ago. Maybe the Braves go with Pendleton. Maybe they go with an experienced hitting coach. Or maybe, like they usually seem to do, the Braves pluck a candidate out of left field that none of us even considered.
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Now, who's going to replace him? The replacement hasn't been named yet, but the immediate favorite is the former hitting coach, Terry Pendleton. TP had some level of dislike towards him from the fans, but overall, the Braves offense wasn't that bad with him leading the ship. During Pendleton's tenure sàn gỗ inovar 12mm as hitting coach (2002-2010), the team ranked sixth in baseball with a .339 wOBA. For comparison's sake, that's Rafael Furcal's wOBA from 2002-2010. I'd take that, especially when you consider some of the putrid hitters that he's had playing under him (Jeff Francoeur, Garret Anderson, etc).


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