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Diamondbacks On Verge of Completing Staff

By Scott Allen

Charles Nagy, Alan Trammel, Don Baylor, Eric Young. No, not your next all-star lineup for the Arizona Diamondbacks, however it is the next best thing, as all four are going to be part of the Dbacks coaching staff in 2011.

Eric Young - He played for seven different teams in his 11 -year career.  He hit .283 lifetime.  He is the Dbacks new first base coach.  A good hire.  Not the biggest name out there, but a guy who knows the infield well.  He stole 465 bases in his career.

Charles Nagy - A very good pitcher for the Cleveland Indians in the 1990's.  He will be the new pitching coach.  He retired in 2003 as a member of the San Diego Padres.  He started the 1996 All-Star Game for the American League.  I think this is an upgrade from Mel Stottlemyre Jr.  I really do.  He recently was pitching coach for the Indians AAA team in Columbus.

Alan Trammell - He will be the new bench coach.  He was one of the best shortstops of all-time with the Detroit Tigers.  He received three silver slugger awards and hit .285 lifetime.  He most recently served as bench coach for the Chicago Cubs.  He's familiar with Kirk Gibson and his style, so I am ok with this choice.  Trammell has managerial experience and that is a plus.

Don Baylor - Talk about a guy making the rounds, this is it.  He will be the new Dbacks hitting coach.  Now, his lifetime average of .260 doesn't blow you away, however he rarely struck out.  He knew how to make contact.  That is something I harped on Mark Reynolds about all season.  I don't mind if a player is making outs, as long as they are productive.

I like how the coaching staff is shaping up.  Let's see who they can get to play for this team in 2011.