Pirates Coach Jay Bell To Take Reds Bench Coach Job
Jay Bell spent the past season as the Pirates hitting coach. Hes moving down the Ohio River now, however. Hes been named the bench coach for the Cincinnati Reds, where hell be new manager Bryan Prices right-hand man. The Pirates confirmed the move this morning.
As far as stepping-stones go its better to be a bench coach than a hitting coach. Especially considering no one has ever been able to demonstrate how one can judge who a good hitting coach is and who a bad one is. Well, except for maybe Larry Parrish, who was awful.