The Rockies fire their pitching coach


The Rockies have announced that they have fired pitching coach Jim Wright and assistant pitching coach Bo McLaughlin.

Colorado had the worst ERA in baseball, with a 4.84. How much of that is the coaching and how much of that is a combination of (a) not having many good pitchers; and (b) playing in Coors Field is an open question, but you can’t fire a ballpark or, like, 10 pitchers at once.

Wright, the team’s former bullpen coach, took over for Bob Apodaca in 2012. Apodaca actually asked to be reassigned from the job at the time, sorta telling you how thankless and unenjoyable it is to be the pitching coach for the Colorado Rockies.