Times they are a-changin’ around the Dodgers camp. After 14 years at the helm, pitching coach Rick Honeycutt traded in the major league dugout for a cushy front office gig that sends him where ever the club needs him.
Over the last few years, the Dodgers have dabbled with mixing in more of the modern advanced analytics, but still the primary focus of Honeycutt and company appeared to be in game planning and execution.
With Honeycutt stepping back, the 39-year-old Mark Prior took the helm as major league pitching coach for Los Angeles… but he brought company.
Now that company — being the likes of assistant pitching coach Connor McGuiness and pitching coordinator Rob Hill — is tasked with getting a successful and establish group of veterans to buy in on the future. However, at least one pitcher seems to be less than ready to acknowledge the new normal.
Kershaw warms up in the bullpen with pitching coach Rick Honeycutt looking on: pic.twitter.com/8L7XKtdj0R
— Los Angeles Dodgers (@Dodgers) August 1, 2014
Clayton Kershaw spent all 12 of his big league seasons with Rick Honeycutt by his side. But with Honey out of the picture, the veteran gets that things are…