HoJo unlikely to be back as hitting coach

HoJoAccording to the Daily News, “Hitting coach Howard Johnson is unlikely to remain in that role, but will be employed by the organization in some capacity.”

This should not be a surprise.

I don’t put a ton of stock in to the hitting coach.  However, I assume Sandy Alderson is going to begin acquiring players with a specific approach to hitting, and current players will likely be asked to follow suit as best as possible, and so it would stand to reason he and Collins will want a new voice directing the team’s hitters.