TREY HILLMAN NEWS

Managing The Royals (Part One) Oh Captain, My Captain

Baseball, as we all know, can be either an extremely simple or very complicated game. Explaining baseball to someone unfamiliar with the sport usually ends up the in latter category.  While it’s relatively easy to explain what a home run is, trying to explain why an outfield may shift between batters or why a batter would attempt a suicide squeeze, or why a base runner would...
Via Royals Blue
April 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Yankees Add Four Accomplished Men to their Staff

For the New York Yankees, you can always be getting better. Other teams may have packed it in until the Christmas tree comes down, but not the Yankees; that’s what makes them so special. Even now, in the middle of December, they’re sanding and edging the details, searching for any and all ways to improve. And so it is that they’ve added four new men to their staff....
Via YanksinExile.com
December 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Mattingly will manage Dodgers in ’14

Finally, the drama is over. Don Mattingly will return as manager of the Los Angeles Dodgers next season, along with most of his coaching staff. Tim Wallach was named the new bench coach Monday, moving over from third base to replace Trey Hillman, who was fired last month. Lorenzo Bundy, who was managing at Triple A-Albuquerque, joins the team to take Wallach's spot. Mattingly...
Via AP on Fox
November 11, 2013  |  Discuss

Dodgers 2014 Coaching Staff

We all thought this to be true... but it appears to be official that Don Mattingly will return for the 2014 season. Several days ago, Ramona Shelburne at ESPN LA reported that Don Mattingly, Dodgers talking deal. No specific details emerged from that article, simply that there is optimism on both sides that multiyear deal will be reached. That is exactly what Don...
Via The True Blue Crew
November 11, 2013  |  Discuss

Dodgers announce 2014 coaching staff, led by Don Mattingly

Despite a rocky start to the off-season, Don Mattingly will be back at the helm of the Dodgers in 2014.The Dodgers announced on Monday Mattingly and the entire coaching staff (less Trey Hillman) will return next season.Tim Wallach, who had interviewed for the managerial jobs in Detroit and Seattle, will serve as Mattingly's bench coach. Wallach had been the team's third...
Via Feelin' Kinda Blue
November 11, 2013  |  Discuss

Tim Wallach from 3B to bench?

The Mariners and Tigers loss, is our gain... or status quo. Nothing is official just yet, but it appears as though Tim Wallach will be back with the Dodgers next season after being overlooked for the head coaching jobs in Seattle and Detroit. Whether Tim will be waving Puig home, or chirping in Donnie's ear from the bench is the questions. According to Ken...
Via The True Blue Crew
November 06, 2013  |  Discuss

Dodgers need to make call on Don

Do the math. The Dodgers' owners paid $2.15 billion for the club. They spent nearly $230 million on payroll this season. And now they are going to give a multi-year contract extension to a manager that they inherited from the previous ownership and clearly do not trust? Doesn't make sense, so let's end this charade once and for all. The Dodgers should either fire Mattingly...
Via Fox Sports
October 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Dodgers decline option on Hillman

The Dodgers bench coach Trey Hillman's contract option for 2014 wasn't picked up, while most of the rest of manager Don Mattingly's staff is expected to return. The team confirmed Tuesday that Hilllman's tenure had ended after three seasons. The options on pitching coach Rick Honeycutt, first base coach Davey Lopes and third base coach Tim Wallach were picked up...
Via AP on Fox
October 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Honeycutt, Lopes, Wallach have options picked up, Hillman’s option declined, clearing way for Mattingly return

The Dodgers picked up the options of coaches Rick Honeycutt, Davey Lopes, and Tim Wallach today, according to Ken Gurnick of Dodgers.com. Also Mark McGwire will return because he’s already under contract. Trey Hillman‘s option was declined, so that leaves John Valentin, Ken Howell, and Chuck Crim in the wind for now, according to Eric Stephen of True Blue LA. So what does this...
Via ChadMoriyama.com
October 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Dodgers renew options on three coaches

The Dodgers have made a few more coaching moves today... Pitching coach Rick Honeycutt, first base coach Davey Lopes, and third base coach Tim Wallach all had their options picked up. Hitting coach Mark McGwire is already under contract. Dodgers picked up options on coaches Rick Honeycutt, Davey Lopes and Tim Wallach. Mark McGwire is already under contract. ...
Via The True Blue Crew
October 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Dodgers dismiss bench coach Hillman

The Dodgers dismissed Don Mattingly's bench coach Trey Hillman and advance scout Wade Taylor on Tuesday. Hillman was told in a 30-minute meeting by general manager Ned Colletti. The Dodgers have not announced the moves. "It wasn't easy for him" said Hillman. "He was very professional. I'm disappointed. I appreciated the opportunity to coach for this organization...
Via Pro Sports Daily
October 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Dodgers fire bench coach Trey Hillman

The Dodgers fired bench coach Trey Hillman on Tuesday, according to a person familiar with the decision but not authorized to discuss it. Dodgers General Manager Ned Colletti did not immediately respond to a message seeking comment. When the Dodgers promoted Don Mattingly to manager three years ago, Hillman was his handpicked bench coach. When the team spent much of the first half...
Via Fox Sports West
October 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Dodgers reportedly fire bench coach Trey Hillman

I can't click the twitter without reading someone commenting something on whether or not Don Mattingly will be/should be brought back. But the first big move made regarding the coaching staff comes with Mattingly's good friend and bench coach, Trey Hillman. According to Jon Heyman at CBS Sports: Sources: #dodgers fire bench coach trey hillman and advance...
Via The True Blue Crew
October 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Lulz Of The Week: Carlos Gomez does Neo, Jean Segura naps, Anthony Rendon winks

If it’s not enough to fall on your ass in front of a stadium full of people while retrieving a bat from Ryan Braun, there’s always Aramis Ramirez to point it out to everybody. —– Trey Hillman and Don Mattingly want to phone the Dodgers bullpen, get dog instead Umpire Ron Kulpa and the pump fake strike three call, Carlos Villanueva confused Here’s Justin Sellers showing...
Via MLB GIFS
May 02, 2013  |  Discuss

Trey Hillman and Don Mattingly want to phone the Dodgers bullpen, get dog instead

I would like to believe this is a more plausible explanation than the dugout/bullpen phones failing for the second time this year in a brand new park.
Via MLB GIFS
April 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Making Moves: 2013 Coaching Staff, Scouts Hired, Ames & Magill 40-Man, Minor Deals

The Dodgers announced their full coaching staff for 2013: Don Mattingly – Manager (3rd Season) Chuck Crim – Bullpen Coach (1st Season) Trey Hillman – Bench Coach (3rd Season) Rick Honeycutt – Pitching Coach (8th Season) Davey Lopes – First Base Coach (3rd Season) Mark McGwire – Hitting Coach (1st Season) Tim Wallach – Third Base Coach (3rd Season) Ken Howell – Assistant...
Via ChadMoriyama.com
November 23, 2012  |  Discuss

Valentin, Crim join Dodgers coaching staff

Forget star players. It seems you can never have enough coaching. The Dodgers finalized their coaching staff for the 2013 season Tuesday, officially adding John Valentin as the assistant hitting coach and Chuck Crim as the bullpen coach to Manager Don Mattinglys staff. Valentin was the Dodgers triple-A Albuquerque hitting coach the last two seasons, while Crim served as their double...
Via Fox Sports West
November 13, 2012  |  Discuss

Dodgers announce 2013 coaching staff

The Los Angeles Dodgers have retained most of their coaching staff for 2013, with John Valentin serving as assistant to new hitting coach Mark McGwire. Don Mattingly returns for his third season as manager after guiding the team to an 86-76 record last season. Valentin served as hitting coach for Triple-A Albuquerque last season and Double-A Chattanooga in 2010. He has been in...
Via AP on Fox
November 13, 2012  |  Discuss

Managers on the Hot Seat

2012 has been an unusual season in one respect: there hasn’t been any managers that have gotten the hook yet on the season. Usually, by this point there have been two or three manager on the unemployment line. I’m not sure whether that is because of the extra wild card or simply because there is less movement in some seasons. Of course, that doesn’t mean there...
Via hardballchat.com
August 03, 2012  |  Discuss

Though it's early, Dodgers thinking playoffs

LOS ANGELES -- Dodgers' bench coach Trey Hillman is regarded as one of the most knowledgeable men in pro baseball. As manager of the Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters, he led his team to three championships in 2006: The Pacific League crown; the Japanese World Series and the Asia Series. Back in the States for the 2008 season as manager of hapless Kansas City, he spent two-plus years...
Via Fox Sports West
April 24, 2012  |  Discuss

Though it's early, Dodgers thinking playoffs

LOS ANGELES -- Dodgers' bench coach Trey Hillman is regarded as one of the most knowledgeable men in pro baseball. As manager of the Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters, he led his team to three championships in 2006: The Pacific League crown; the Japanese World Series and the Asia Series. Back in the States for the 2008 season as manager of hapless Kansas City, he spent two-plus years...
Via Fox Sports West
April 24, 2012  |  Discuss

Leading The Young Royals Into Battle

Spring Training is underway and the Kansas City Royals begin their 2012 campaign. This year, fans are excited about the Royals young, talented players and their boundless potential to be part of a winning team. But the players can’t do it alone. The Royals coaching staff has to provide guidance on and off the field to make the Royals a winner. Here’s the men who will lead the...
Via i70baseball
February 23, 2012  |  Discuss

Royals extend Yost through 2013

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) The Kansas City Royals have exercised their option on manager Ned Yost to keep him with the club through the 2013 season. The team announced the move Tuesday, six days before pitchers and catchers are due to report to the Royals' spring training home in Surprise, Ariz. Yost was hired in May 2010 to replace Trey Hillman. He signed a two-year extension that...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
February 14, 2012  |  Discuss

Royals exercise option on Yost for next season

The Kansas City Royals have exercised their option on manager Ned Yost to keep him with the club through the 2013 season. The team announced the move Tuesday, six days before pitchers and catchers are due to report to the Royals' spring training home in Surprise, Ariz. Yost was hired in May 2010 to replace Trey Hillman. He signed a two-year extension that July that included...
Via AP on Fox
February 14, 2012  |  Discuss

Royals exercise 2013 option on manager Yost

The Kansas City Royals have exercised the 2013 option on manager Ned Yost's contract, the team announced on Tuesday.Yost replaced Trey Hillman as manager of the Royals on May 13, 2010 and is entering his second full season with the club.Kansas City has a 126-163 record under Yost, who is the 16th full-time manager in team history.The 57-year-old previously managed the Milwaukee...
Via Pro Sports Daily
February 14, 2012  |  Discuss
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