The Red Sox have been making moves lately. Just yesterday, they introduced Chaim Bloom as their Chief Baseball Officer. Now, we have an answer as to who the pitching coach will probably be in the 2020 season. The Red Sox are expected to name Dave Bush as their new pitching coach.
— Jon Heyman (@JonHeyman) October 29, 2019
So Whose Dave Bush?
Dave Bush is a former MLB pitcher who was a “journeyman” type of pitcher. He spent his career with five different MLB teams before retiring. He also was involved in MLB International before coming to the Red Sox in 2016 as a pitching development analyst. Now, Bush will take a big step up to become the official pitching coach in 2020 under Alex Cora.
It’s a wait and see type of promotion for me. Can Bush actually develop pitchers? Will he be able to help guys such as Chris Sale and David Price? Keep in mind, Bush was under .500 throughout his career and we haven’t seen much of him as a coach/analyst. I personally don’t know much about Bush’s philosophies or teaching style. At this point though, change is needed. Maybe, Bush is exactly the pitching coach that this Red Sox staff needs for future success. Time will tell!
Again, not much to report here on the surface. People seem to like Dave Bush, so we shouldn’t question it now. Let’s wait for Spring Training to give an accurate assessment of how Bush will fit in with Boston. For now, change is needed and change is certainly coming!
-Alan Nahigian (@BigAl2793)