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Fredi Gonzalez Bench Coach Has Been Huge

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I think the addition of Fredi Gonzalez as bench coach has been huge this year. I hope we can hold onto him. Jose Iglesias singled him out in a postgame interview a week or two ago; When asked how Hyde compares to other managers he said Fredi Gonzalea and him both are good to play for.

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Seems like pretty scant evidence on which to say the addition of a coach has been “huge.”     But I do like having a coach with major league managerial experience.    

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