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Red Sox to name McClure as pitching coach

Posted on: December 21, 2011 8:59 pm
Edited on: December 21, 2011 9:01 pm
Bob McClure will be the next Red Sox pitching coach, sources confirmed to Wednesday night.

McClure, a former big-league pitcher, was the Royals pitching coach for the last six years. The Royals let him go after the season, and the Red Sox later hired him as a special assignment scout and instructor. Now, he'll take over as the major-league pitching coach instead.

New Red Sox manager Bobby Valentine is expected to name his entire coaching staff soon, with reports out of Boston indicating that Tim Bogar will be the new bench coach.

Curt Young was the Red Sox pitching coach in 2011, having taken over when John Farrell left to become the Blue Jays manager.

Jim Bowden of ESPN and XM radio first reported that McClure would get the job.

Since: May 16, 2011
Posted on: December 23, 2011 3:39 pm

Red Sox to name McClure as pitching coach

We aren't complaining about signing superstars but rather the fact that they have one. The Red Sox need one or maybe even two starting pitchers, more bullpen depth and maybe even a closer (Madson? Cordero? WTF is going on with those two?), and another OF would be nice. Instead they have done...nothing..expect trade for a 7th or 8th inning guy and sign Nick Punto. Wow! Wonder why everyone in Boston isn't excited.

Since: Oct 2, 2011
Posted on: December 23, 2011 11:42 am

Red Sox to name McClure as pitching coach

Yay !! More coaches !! How bout a right fielder or some more pitching. I can't remember the last time I saw the Red Sox sit on their hands as much as they have this off season.

Since: Sep 20, 2008
Posted on: December 23, 2011 10:12 am

Red Sox to name McClure as pitching coach

Typical Boston sports fans. They don't know when they have a good thing. Do we have to sign superstars every year? They signed Gonzo and Crawford last year. Granted Crawford didn't have his "normal" season but I know he will bounce back in 2012. And Gonzo is Gonzo (thank God). We didn't expect the season we got from Ellsbury. We still have Youk, Pedroia, Beckett, Lester, I need to go on? this team will compete for the title next year and the Boston sports fan continues to bitch. Maybe it isn't always good to win titles especially with the "what have you done for me lately" mentality. Oh well, such be the life of a Boston sports fan. I for one am very happy with the accomplishments of this region. The Celtics, Bruins Patriots and Red Sox have won titles in the 2000's. Deal with that and move on. Enjoy what you have now for it may get worse later.

Since: Dec 18, 2009
Posted on: December 22, 2011 8:09 pm

Red Sox to name McClure as pitching coach

Time will tell if the hiring of Bob McClure is a good one or not, but it makes you wonder just how good he will be for the Sox if Kansas City didn't think enough of him to keep him. Time important to Sox fans is when is Cherrington going get off his dead ^%^ and wow us with something to excite us? 

Since: Jan 29, 2007
Posted on: December 22, 2011 2:51 pm

Red Sox to name McClure as pitching coach

 "You may remember him from such films as The Boatjacking of Supership 79 and Hydro: the Man With the Hydraulic Arms." I can't beleive they got Troy McClure. That is AWESOME!

Since: Jan 19, 2008
Posted on: December 22, 2011 9:46 am

Red Sox to name McClure as pitching coach

Apparently throwing strikes isn't a real big priority in Boston.  McClure never seemed to get KC's mediocre talent to throw it over the plate consistently which just compounded things.  You never know, maybe a fresh start is the thing but Dayton Moore didn't seem to trust him anymore to develop all these great young arms in the Royals' minor league system.  Good luck with that Beantown!

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