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Will George Brett remain Royals' hitting coach?

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10:21 AM ET 06.23 | While the Royals have surged since George Brett and Pedro Grifol became the hitting coach combination, it's incorrect to credit Brett for the improvement and unclear if the Hall of Famer will have a long tenure in the role. Brett told the Kansas City Star's Bob Dutton that he will meet with GM Dayton Moore in the near future to discuss whether he wants to remove interim from his job title. Players hope he will but Brett is holding his cards close to the vest. "It has been all right," Brett said about the new role. "We've won a lot of games. Baseball is always a lot of fun when you win.'' While third baseman Mike Moustakas seems on the verge of becoming a dangerous hitter again, the Royals' team batting average has dropped since Brett and Grifol replaced Jack Maloof and Andre David. The run that gave them renewed life as contenders is based on pitching and defense. Brett's a great resource for hitters needing timely hits to win low-scoring games.

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June 23, 2013  10:34 AM ET

Loved, loved, loved George when he played. One of the best ever to play the game.

June 23, 2013  10:55 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Loved, loved, loved George when he played. One of the best ever to play the game.

True...

Always a Sticky Situation when you bring a legend in as a Coach...

They should have opened the Piggy bank to have him smile and take Pix with Fans - maybe add "Spring Training Hitting Consultant" to his title.

June 23, 2013  10:56 AM ET

George can have any job he wants with The Royals!!!!

June 23, 2013  01:04 PM ET

I don't know if he can coach but he's still, in 2013, the best hitter currently wearing a Royals uniform.

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June 23, 2013  09:24 PM ET
QUOTE(#4):

I don't know if he can coach but he's still, in 2013, the best hitter currently wearing a Royals uniform.

It's hard to believe that he's already 60.

 
June 24, 2013  06:49 PM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Loved, loved, loved George when he played. One of the best ever to play the game.

As long the royals keep playing better baseball with this guy as their hitting coach''nothing wrong with that :-) :-) :-)

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