Originally Posted by ChiTown
Royals fire hitting coach Kevin Seitzer
The Royals fired hitting coach Kevin Seitzer on Thursday after four seasons with the club.
The Royals finished with a team batting average of .265 in 2012, down from .275 in 2011. Eric Hosmer also saw his production drop in his second big-league season, hitting .232 with 14 homers and 60 RBIs after batting .293 with 19 homers and 78 RBIs his rookie season.
The fact that the Star begins their evaluation of the team's hitting performance with batting average says all that needs to be said about their value in reporting Royals news.