Bench coach Tim "The Rock" Raines (highest stolen base percentage in MLB history at 84.7%) could be gone after this season. Ozzie said no decision has been made but his comments seemed to say it may has been made:
[Scott Merkin ]
"Right now, it's hard for us. I'm going to sit with [general manager] Kenny [Williams] and [chairman] Jerry [Reinsdorf] and see what direction we go, what we need and what we have to get done. Then we decide about it, what we are going to do. The quicker we get it done, the better for him and the better for us. Right now, as soon as the season is over, we find out what we are going to do. It's one thing about it, sometime you gotta make the decision."Raines, 1st base coach last year switched to bench coach this year by Ozzie, didn't want to speculate on his chances to return. He would prefer to return as the team's 1st base coach though:
"I guess I prefer when I'm on the bases because that's what I'm more known as. I enjoy doing that, not to say I don't like what I'm doing now. I would like first base a little more, to go out and be a part of what's going on in the game. On the bench, you are a part of the game. If I see something out there, something goes wrong, I'll tell the guys let's do it this way or do it that way. It's really not that big of a deal for me. I just want to be a part of that staff. ... I don't think that what happens is going to be because what happened this season. It's whatever those guys want to do. Right now, I have not a clue."