Milwaukee Brewers: The Wonder That Surrounds Ed Sedar
Recently, Ed Sedar was honored by the Milwaukee Brewers ball club for his 25 years of service to the organization.
You can read more about Ed’s honor from the Milwaukee Brewers in an article by Adam McCalvy of MLB.com.
"Over the years, he’s served as the Brewers’ Minor League baserunning and outfield coordinator, has managed rookie league affiliates and coached first and third base in the big leagues. He has been on the Major League coaching staff for the past 10 seasons under three different managers, the last six as third base coach."
While I am grateful for the service that Ed has contributed to the Milwaukee Brewers in a variety of coaching roles, I have seen enough of his bad decision making as a 3rd base coach in the Major Leagues to make me think it is time for him to assume a different role.
According to Baseball Reference.com, The Milwaukee Brewers have had 27 outs on the bases at home plate this season, which put them as first in all of baseball according to Baseball Reference.com.
Even though you can read on to see a few different examples of times runners were thrown out at home throughout the season, you HAVE TO check out this time that Jake Elmore was dead meat on a stick on 9-10-16.
In addition to Jake Elmore being out by a mile on that play, one of the other ones that is especially bad was this play involving Chris Carter who was thrown out 9-30-16 on the road against the Rockies.
Finally, you have to check out this play on MLB.com involving Domingo Santana.
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Other Brewers who made outs at home include Keon Broxton on 5-25-16 and Scooter Gennett on 7-26-16 and again on 8-13-16.
I do not propose that Ed Sedar is fired. In fact, it has been announced that Ed Sedar will still be a member of the Brewers coaching staff as the Brewers begin the 2017 season.
The thing I propose for Ed Sedar is a “reassignment.” Longtime Assistant Coach and Video Coordinator Joe Crawford is leaving the Brewers to take a different job.
Due to this vacancy, the Brewers will need a guy to help with general everyday duties as they go through game prep, but they also need a guy to work on video coordination.
It is plain to see that the Brewers organization adores Ed Sedar; which is evidenced by his ability to survive several front office changes, but maybe coaching third is not the best role for him. In the 2016 season, 106 Milwaukee Brewer contests were decided by three runs or less, which put them 5th in all of Major League Baseball!
Making 27 outs at home to lead all of baseball is not a good sign of progress, especially when Ed has held that job since the beginning of the 2011 season!
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While I do not expect the Brewers to announce a change at 3rd Base Coach, I feel it could not hurt to try something new. I think it would be good for Ed to be a video coordinator because he could still travel with the team and be involved with all of the everyday happenings of the ball club while connecting to the players.
Unfortunately, what I would like to see as a Brewer fan and what the ballclub does are usually two different things!!