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Ostler's Thoughts on Next Season

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Maybe it's my continued self-denial that we're still looking at Sabean and Bochy in charge of this team for a couple years, but for some reason I enjoyed this article. In particular: Firing Carney Lansford last week was a great move. With this team and its guiding offensive philosophy, there is no point in having a hitting coach. All a hitting coach can do is clutter up the hitters' minds with unnecessary thoughts, like, well, thoughts. Lansford should have been fired two years ago when it became clear he was going to be a big buttinsky. The fellow who collected all those free-swinging, non-thinking hitters in one clubhouse, and the fellow who gave those free-swingers license to swing freely - both those fellows were given two-year contract extensions.

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