Gerald Perry watch ends 58 minutes before it began
As Chris pointed out in the post directly below mine, Gerald Perry looked to be on the hot-seat. Well, in fact, according to Carry Muskat, Gerald Perry was fired at 11:00 a.m. today and will be replaced by Von Joshua.
As for me, I disagree with the move. The recent lack of offense is both recent, somewhat short-lived, and most definitely not Gerald Perry's fault. Jim Hendry has generally conducted his personnel moves with class, but firing a guy mid-season because his hitters are slumping looks rather desparate. Maybe there's pressure from above, but I think that Jim Hendry should take a closer look at his own performance as well. Afterall, Perry was the hitting coach during last year's amazing run of offensive performance.