It may be convenient to blame the hitting coach, but any negative impact of Haines himself on the offense is minimal at the worst. The Brewers were just swept at home in a discouraging three-game set against the division rival Cincinnati Reds.
The news came out that MLB is finally doing something about sticky substances used by pitchers to enhance spin rate. Spin Rates have been increasing over the past few seasons, and with it strikeouts are increasing with it.
When the Brewers signed Jackie Bradley Jr. this offseason, they envisioned an enormously productive and deep outfield with the demand for each outfielder getting more at-bats than the Brewers had to give.