Denver, CO, USA; Colorado Rockies pitcher Alex White (middle) is met on the mound with catcher Wilin Rosario (left) and pitching coach Bob Apodaca (36) during the third inning against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Coors Field. Mandatory Credit: Chris Humphreys-US PRESSWIRE
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As Bob Apodaca requested and was granted a reassignment, the Colorado Rockies were left searching for a new pitching coach. It didn't take them long before they settled on two pitching coaches.
Rockies continue to do it differently. Jim Wright (relievers) and Bo McLaughlin (starters) named co-pitching coaches.— Jon Morosi (@jonmorosi) June 26, 2012
This might read weirder than it actually is. I'm not sure, maybe it's going to be super weird, but it's not like the Rockies are going to have two pitching coaches alternating words with one another as they give instruction to the players. Jim Wright, who has been the bullpen coach, will keep on working with the bullpen, and Bo McLaughlin will take over the rotation. Every team has a pitching coach and a bullpen coach -- the Rockies are seemingly just working with different job titles, and slightly different roles.
That the Rockies are limiting one guy to just coaching the rotation implies that their four-man rotation experiment might not go away anytime soon. It'll be a while before pitchers adjust to that, so it makes sense to limit the student-to-teacher ratio.