It’s bad enough that the Padres have turned over 20 percent of their roster in less than a week.
But firing hitting coach Merv Rettenmund on top of it all?
Maybe one day, management will learn it’s the hitters on the team – not the hitting coach – needing to take the blame for the team’s woeful offense.
The Padres fired their last hitting coach, Dave Magadan, 14 months ago. But doesn’t Magadan look like a great hitting coach now that he’s with the Boston Red Sox this year?
As for the Padres’ moves, it sure doesn’t appear as if the roster is any better than it was a week ago.
"It doesn't really serve a purpose, other than there's chaos in the clubhouse, and that's not a good thing, either,'' Trevor Hoffman told the Associated Press.
Chaos, indeed. And it’s not the fault of the hitting coach.