Murphy: Bruno In and Vavra Out
Brian Murphy dives into the new roles that Joe Vavra (the old hitting coach) and Tom Brunansky (the new hitting coach) have, and how that will work. I gotta say, I respect the hell out of Vavra's attitude:
That's impressive. There will likely be some issues here, but it sounds like they're all prepared to tackle them.
"I'm going to try to stay out of that as much as possible and turn it over to him. Yeah, there's going to be players I have tremendous relationships with -- you don't just end that because you changed positions -- but you don't interfere, either," Vavra said.
"I think Tom's the right guy for the role; his personality, energy, all that stuff, stays positive. I'll endorse whatever he wants to do. Maybe there's some things he'll do that'll help. Bottom line is, we've got to win ballgames. I want to be part of the solution, not the other way around."
Minnesota Twins: Tom Brunansky in a tricky spot as new hitting instructor - TwinCities.com