Sure they did. John Russell, Buck’s bench coach, was in charge of working with the catchers and caught 150 games in the majors and 250 in the minors, compared to Cossins’ 219 games caught in the minors. The O’s also had a minor league catching coordinator, Don Werner, who caught 85 games in the majors and 983 in the minors. But Cossins came to the O’s with a stellar reputation as a catching coach, and of course Brandon Hyde and Freddie Gonzalez were both catchers as well. If Sisco believes he’s getting better coaching from Cossins than he got from Russell and Werner, I have no reason to doubt him. Hopefully it will help his defense to improve.
Sorry, but the fact that it took him three years to decide to get back closer to the physique he had when successful just makes me even angrier. He's either an idiot, cheater, or delusional. Maybe all three. The getting leaner thing was also used by Pudge Rodriguez once upon a time. He was accused of being a steroid user and the next year lost a ton of weight and said he wanted to be leaner. Not sure what Davis' true story is but there certainly are a lot of coincidences.