When Wally Backman was named Manager of the Diamondbacks, they wisely named Jay Bell as Bench Coach. A shy, laid back contrast to Backman's volatile personality.
When Backman was un-hired shortly thereafter, and shy, laid back Bob Melvin
(previously rejected for the job) was hired, I posted that Jay Bell should be reassigned within the organization.
A more outgoing personality should have been named Bench Coach, to preserve the idea of a contrasting personality as Melvin's backup. It happens within industry all the time.
But the D'backs chose to have laid back personalities in their two top coaching spots. And now we have a team with hardly any gleam in their eyes or fire in their bellies.
I'm not familiar with the personality of each of our other coaches, but it seems that, with perhaps one exception, 1B coach Lee Tinsley, 3B coach Carlos Tosca, hitting coach Mike Aldrete, pitching coach Bryan Price and bullpen coach Glenn Sherlock are pretty much low key guys.
Is it any wonder that the D'backs have become a very uninspired team?