Last week, the Arizona Diamondbacks decided to part ways with first base coach Eric Young.
Citing a need to ‘make a change’, the team parted ways with Young and began a search for a replacement.
That search may lead them to one of the game’s all-time greats.
Dbacks brass spotted with Vince Coleman yesterday and 1B coaching spot is open. One of best basestealers of all time could be a good fit
— John Gambadoro (@Gambo620) October 24, 2012
Coleman led baseball in stolen bases six times in his 13-year career, and swiped a total of 752 bags. He was caught stealing just 177 times.
Coleman would seem to be a natural fit for the Diamondbacks, who would like to be aggressive on the base paths, but also smart. After ranking second in the NL with 133 steals in 2011, the D-backs fell to 12th with just 93 in 2012.