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DirtySox
06-06-2011, 04:16 PM
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MDGonzales (http://twitter.com/#%21/MDGonzales) Mark Gonzales
Sox announce Robin Ventura to join player development dept. in special advisor role. Great hire.
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CST_soxvan (http://twitter.com/#%21/CST_soxvan) Daryl Van Schouwen
Sox name robin ventura special advisor to farm director Buddy Bell
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http://www.chicagotribune.com/sports/breaking/cbsports-ventura-rejoins-sox-as-special-advisor-in-player-development-department-20110606,0,3824897.story

miker
06-06-2011, 04:23 PM
Welcome back #23!

And boy do we need players developed... :o:

tstrike2000
06-06-2011, 04:25 PM
Chisoxgirl will be very upset to hear this news.

October26
06-06-2011, 08:01 PM
Love #23! So happy to hear that Robin Ventura is back with the Sox in a Player Development Role. :D:

A. Cavatica
06-06-2011, 08:50 PM
I like it.

Frater Perdurabo
06-06-2011, 08:52 PM
OK, I really appreciate what Ventura did as a player for the Sox. I loved his fielding and his hitting.

But what kind of skills does he have in player development that would help the Sox develop better players?

I'm not really interested in another former Sox player getting a job so he can "learn on the job," just because he's a former Sox player.

I hope I'm wrong, and that he will have an immediate positive impact on our player development system.

Daver
06-06-2011, 09:12 PM
OK, I really appreciate what Ventura did as a player for the Sox. I loved his fielding and his hitting.

But what kind of skills does he have in player development that would help the Sox develop better players?

I'm not really interested in another former Sox player getting a job so he can "learn on the job," just because he's a former Sox player.

I hope I'm wrong, and that he will have an immediate positive impact on our player development system.

There is a limit to what info can be gained from a scout that has never played the game, Robin can help expand on that information from an on field perspective and be a better judge of how players handle on field situations and what their strengths and weaknesses are.

Don't stop there, hire Brooke Fordyce, Jose Valentin, and Nick Leyva to similar positions. You kill two birds with one stone that way, qualified talent evaluators and in house replacements for Ozzie Guillen.

Frater Perdurabo
06-06-2011, 09:20 PM
There is a limit to what info can be gained from a scout that has never played the game, Robin can help expand on that information from an on field perspective and be a better judge of how players handle on field situations and what their strengths and weaknesses are.

OK then, why not have Ventura work with Morel to continue to improve his fielding, and work with Sox left-handed hitters like Dunn, Teahen and AJ, so they can improve their hitting? Or would that be an insult to the greatest hitting coach ever to wear the uniform?

ChiSoxGirl
06-06-2011, 09:36 PM
Chisoxgirl will be very upset to hear this news.

Where's the teal? :wink:

The news of Ventura re-joining the organization makes me :bliss: :wooty:! I love Robin.

ChicagoG19
06-06-2011, 10:04 PM
Awesome news. Ventura is my favorite player of all time. I know I am getting ahead of myself, but I would love for Ventura to eventually manage the Sox.

Daver
06-06-2011, 10:05 PM
OK then, why not have Ventura work with Morel to continue to improve his fielding, and work with Sox left-handed hitters like Dunn, Teahen and AJ, so they can improve their hitting? Or would that be an insult to the greatest hitting coach ever to wear the uniform?

Robin has no interest in coaching, he has said that many times, why would you ask him to do something he does not want to do?

Unlike Frank, Robin struggled to embrace Hrinaks discipline, and developed a style based on it that was unique to him, he would not be my choice as a hitting instructor, much like I would never endorse Frank Thomas as a hitting instructor.

MARTINMVP
06-06-2011, 10:42 PM
I like the hire, but I'm not sure what the point is. What good will it do after KW trades any developing prospect of ours for the next Jake Peavy or Alex Rios?

NLaloosh
06-06-2011, 10:49 PM
It can't hurt. It's not like they could develop players any worse.

sunofgold
06-07-2011, 12:06 AM
Robin in on board. Sweet. Guess he won't be filling in the booth anymore. Every team needs a #23...Jordan, Dye, Hester.....Let's make Teahen give #23 back.

Can he help me develop? I am a player. lol. Just kidding. Good luck, Robin. We better hire Batman next.

BainesHOF
06-07-2011, 02:42 AM
Let's be honest. Our player development needs a lot more than a less than full-time commitment from Ventura.

Frater Perdurabo
06-07-2011, 06:41 AM
Let's be honest. Our player development needs a lot more than a less-than full-time commitment from Ventura.

Excellent post. I'd be more excited by an announcement that we had just hired 20 scouts and coaches from the Twins.

Procol Harum
06-07-2011, 09:18 AM
Excellent post. I'd be more excited by an announcement that we had just hired 20 scouts and coaches from the Twins.

What you said!

harwar
06-07-2011, 09:30 AM
hire Brooke Fordyce, Jose Valentin, and Nick Leyva to similar positions. You kill two birds with one stone that way, qualified talent evaluators and in house replacements for Ozzie Guillen.

i'd try really hard to add Omar Vizquel to that mix as well, as soon as he's done playing .. Omar and Jose Valentin have incredibly high baseball IQ's .. and well above average natural instincts for the game

chisoxfanatic
06-07-2011, 09:32 AM
Awesome news. Ventura is my favorite player of all time. I know I am getting ahead of myself, but I would love for Ventura to eventually manage the Sox.
Same here, and I would too. Anyways, any way he can work for this organization right now is great.