Hess is awful; no argument there.
But, look at Phillips FIP and K/9 numbers the past two seasons. There is more in there and my eyeballs saw it in his nice scoreless innings run this season. I say he gets one more season. Will pitch at 26 next season and I saw flashes this year that make me believe he carve out a role at the MLB level.
Sedlock has been disappointing when you see the 1st round sticker on him, but his numbers have improved greatly since his awful collapse in 2017. K numbers have steadily risen since, and if converted to Bullpen, he could piece a solid piece.
We'll sometimes talk about how a rookie will get 56 plate appearances and hit .188 and that kind of dooms him, or at least forces him back to the minors for a long time. Even though it was mostly noise and bad luck.
I'm sure that happens on the back end of careers, too. Decision makers and the player himself can get confirmation bias that SSS slumps are reality.
I thought he hired Brocail pretty late in the offseason when no one else was available. I always got the impression Elias thought Brocail was the best he could do on short notice. I'm kind of surprised he lasted more than a year to begin with, but maybe someone Elias really wanted became available, or like was said earlier in the thread with minor league contraction there will be a ton of candidates
Fredi Gonzalez and Tim Cossins both served as bench coaches in 2020. Gonzalez besides being a former manager was Third Base Coach for the Marlins from 2016 through 2019. My guess is he takes over Flores join at 3rd base.
That would cut the number of coaches on Hyde's staff from 8 to 7.