Aug. 29, 2012; Miami, FL, USA; Washington Nationals manager Davey Johnson (left) talks with batting coach Rick Eckstein (right) during batting practice before a game against the Miami Marlins at Marlins Park. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports
The former hitting coach to the Washington Nationals, Rick Eckstein was fired recently due to the sluggish start that Nationals encountered. Rick Eckstein helped develop one of the best young bats in the majors in Bryce Harper. Maybe he could do the same to Giancarlo Stanton, who is already one of the most feared hitters in the game. During the 2012 season, the nationals bats helped them reach the postseason for the first time since 1933. Eckstein helped developed the rebuilding Nationals into winners. If he came to the Marlins he could possibly do the same for a team that hasn’t reached the postseason in ten years.