The Reds and pitching guru Kyle Boddy are ending their relationship after two seasons, per a press release from Boddy himself. Boddy and Driveline Baseball, his participant growth group, surged into the general public sphere not way back as main disruptors in pitching innovation and date-driven growth. The Reds’ hiring of Boddy as their minor league pitching coordinator prompt buy-in on Cincinnati’s facet, as did their promotion of Boddy to Director of Pitching. That makes this cut up considerably shocking, however the relationship clearly didn’t progress as deliberate.
What this implies for the way forward for Reds’ growth is unclear. Altering philosophies organization-wide generally is a gradual and clunky course of, nevertheless it’s definitely potential that the Reds don’t plan to make wholesale modifications. Nonetheless, transferring on from such a public and outside-the-box rent means that the Reds will likely be transferring in a unique course when it comes to their minor league growth technique. Elsewhere across the recreation…
- The Nationals are planning on avoiding a full-scale rebuild, based on feedback made by GM Mike Rizzo, supplied by Jesse Dougherty of the Washington Publish (via Twitter). Maybe most apparently, Rizzo says that the gamers on the squad now will make the inspiration of their subsequent championship membership. Juan Soto suits the invoice, for apparent causes, nevertheless it’s unclear who else could be part of that supposed core. Keibert Ruiz, Luis Garcia, and Carter Kieboom are the obvious candidates given their age and prospect standing, however not one of the three is but clearly established as an above-average common. Time will inform if Rizzo is correct about this present crop of Nats.
- The Athletics proceed to take steps in direction of relocating from Oakland to Las Vegas. Per Matt Kawahara of the San Francisco Chronicle, the A’s will winnow a listing of potential websites down to a couple finalists someday in November. Though Vegas’ involvement might need appeared like a bargaining ploy to start out, there’s clearly an actual risk of a transfer. This saga is way from completed, nevertheless, as the town of Oakland stays in negotiations with the A’s in regards to the prospect of constructing a brand new stadium.