Kevin Seitzer may not have a future as a soothsayer, but he’s confident he can help the Blue Jays experience a better future.
The former big-league third baseman, introduced as the Jays’ new hitting coach Thursday, joined many others in jumping on the Toronto bandwagon after last year’s big off-season moves. Of course, we all know how that all turned out.
“I’ll be honest, I thought that team was going to pretty much walk away with it,” Seitzer said on a conference call after his appointment was made official. “But because of injuries and whatnot, it was a rough year. I think the potential is there to meet expectations of this season (in the) next year.
“There’s definitely an expectation to win the division and go to the post-season. If anybody is thinking short of that, they probably need to make an adjustment mentally — with all due respect.”
The Jays gig is Seitzer’s third shot as a major-league hitting coach after half a year with the Arizona Diamondbacks