Tigers expected to name Rich Dubee pitching coach

Rich Dubee, who served as the Phillies pitching coach during their World Series title in 2008 and subsequent postseason runs, is expected to be named as the next Tigers pitching coach, Major League sources told MLB.com.

The Tigers have not confirmed. Teams are discouraged from making announcements during the World Series so as not to take attention away from Major League Baseball’s signature event. Thursday is an off-day between Games 2 and 3 of the Fall Classic.

Dubee served as the Marlins pitching coach from 1998 to 2001, leading the club’s rebuild of the pitching staff behind A.J. Burnett, Josh Beckett and Brad Penny. Dubee’s first season on staff was the final season in Florida for then-Marlins manager Jim Leyland.

Dubee’s longer, better-known tenure was in Philadelphia, where he served as pitching coach from 2005 to 2013. He coached a star-studded pitching staff with veterans Roy Halladay and Cliff Lee, but also coached Cole Hamels for the first eight years of his Major League career. Other Phillies pitchers to work under Dubee include Brett Myers, Brad Lidge, Jamie Royer, Ryan Madson, Joe Blanton and Kyle Kendrick. The Phillies won a World Series title in 2008 and made it back to the Fall Classic a year later, part of a run of five consecutive NL East titles.

Dubee has spent the last couple seasons as minor-league pitching coordinator for the Atlanta Braves.

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Yes Darline, they need pitching more than a left-fielder but note I did say “IF & THEY”:

Cespedes is going to cost a whack of dough so if they are going to spend for an outfielder they may as well go for free agent LHB Heyward or even Parra.

So the money should be going to where you need it most and that is pitching and actually starting pitching. I think they should go for a #1 or #2 type starter.

I also think they need a proven closer. We are going to once again hear all kind of rhetoric about that need and how it will be addressed. It does not change the problem to think it can be handled internally.

“Jose Iglesias not a Gold Glove finalist at SS” Bogaerts, the expected winner( Boston knew they had the real deal) but Escobar wont be a surprise either. Gregorius for sure has a better glove than the incumbent

My comment wasn’t meant as a personal attack at you. It’s merely the fruit of exasperation at the serious run differential by last year’s Tigers. Some of that will be made up by a healthy V-Mart and Miggy. The balance needs to be addressed by pitching. A defense-first LFer does not fit well into the run differential equation.

None taken.
It was great while it lasted (having a legitimate 4 or 5 tool guy in LF). That has been a problem area for Detroit for quite some time now.
Best case scenario is Moya becoming a power LHB who hits well enough to earn the position.
Wouldn’t mind seeing Curtis back or a trade for Cargo for that matter.

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