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Braves: Simmons trade comes with risks, big potential talent

...poor. He took steps to improve that in 2015 under new hitting coach Kevin Seitzer, who somewhat toned down Simmons' swing...from there on, but he'll now be under another new hitting coach, so who knows where he'll take his approach from...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/content/blog-post/david-lee/2015-11-12/braves-simmo
David Price, Johnny Cueto among top tier pitchers that hit the free agent market

...Cockrell has been promoted to hitting coach to replace Jeff Pentland, who...season.Cockrell was assistant hitting coach last season, when Pentland replaced...over from Cockrell as assistant hitting coach.Cockrell was the ninth overall...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2015-11-02/david-price-johnny-cueto
Black managers now abscent from Major League Baseball

...Manuel are successful former managers who could be interested in openings. Hall of Famer Barry Larkin and Red Sox hitting coach Chili Davis are also considered by insiders to be potential managers.McClendon grew tired of hearing questions about...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2015-10-27/black-managers-now-absce
Mets fans want team to bring back Daniel Murphy

...According to Fangraphs, his 2.5 Wins Above Replacement tied for 10th among major league second basemen.TEXAS: Hitting coach Dave Magadan and bullpen coach Andy Hawkins are not returning next season.The Rangers said Friday that it was a mutual...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2015-10-16/mets-fans-want-team-brin
Nationals fire Matt Williams, coaching staff

...renew the contracts of the seven members of Williams' staff: bench coach Randy Knorr, pitching coach Steve McCatty, hitting coach Rick Schu, third base coach Bobby Henley, first base coach Tony Tarasco, bullpen coach Matt LeCroy, and defensive...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2015-10-05/nationals-fire-matt-will
Braves hire George Lombard for development staff

...2013. He also has managerial experience by running the Gulf Coast League Red Sox for two years and was the Lowell hitting coach in 2010. PROMISING START: While Hector Olivera's major league debut has started slowly in Atlanta, the big Cuban...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2015-09-05/braves-hire-george-lomba
The city of Chicago celebrates Cubs' NL Division Series victory

...concludes. ANGELS: Pitching coach Mike Butcher and hitting coach Don Baylor will not return to Los Angeles, which made...award with the Angels in 1979, had been Scioscia's hitting coach since 2014. Twice a big league manager, he has been...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2015-10-14/city-chicago-celebrates-
Where you live: Stealing a kiss

Augusta GreenJackets hitting coach Todd Linden tries to give his daughter Riley, 3, a kiss after the GreenJackets defeated the Charleston RiverDogs.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-09-06/where-you-live-stealing-kiss
GreenJackets game makes national news for rare play

...in the 10th inning on a Dylan Davis walk-off RBI single. It was their season-high seventh consecutive win. As hitting coach Todd Linden was walking toward the clubhouse tunnel after the game, he said, "When you're rolling, you're rolling...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2015-07-28/greenjackets-game-makes-
Braves use Kelly Johnson's turnaround season to add future pieces

Talk to various Atlanta Braves hitters and personnel about the effects of hitting coach Kevin Seitzer, and you'll get similar praises across the board.Andrelton Simmons said Seitzer revived Cameron Maybin at the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2015-07-25/braves-use-kelly-johnson