This is a very important hire. Remember the pitching coach prior to Anderson. Biggest change I saw in Anderson versus his predecessor, walks. Before Anderson, it was not uncommon for our staff to walk 4 - 6 batters a game. We would lose games because of walks. Anderson came in, got the pitchers to stop nibbling and challenge hitters. Not be afraid to pitch inside. And Lord help you as a pitcher if you walked someone. That first year under Anderson, if you were on the mound and you walked someone. You were warned. Walk another and your were pulled. He sent the message loud and clear.
I am going to miss him but wish him well at Tennessee.