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We are 88 days away from pitchers and catchers reporting to Maryvale Baseball Park, and over the weekend, we learned that the Brewers won’t need to find a locker for their new first base coach. Instead of hiring an external candidate to replace Garth Iorg, who was fired following the season, the team has opted to promote longtime minor league coach Mike Guerrero from within.
Guerrero spent the 2014 season as an extra coach with the Brewers and spent the 17 seasons before that as a minor league coach and manager within the organization. He managed in the minors from 2004-2013, compiling a 602-611 record in 1213 games. It’s unclear at this point if the Brewers will hire someone to fill his former job.
As a first base coach, Guerrero’s ability to analyze pitchers’ pickoff moves to first base will be a relatively significant factor in the Brewers’ running game. Carlos Gomez is likely to be one of the Brewers taking advantage of that skill, and Justin Schultz of The First Out At Third is the latest to look at how the speedy center fielder’s offensive game has improved in recent years.
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