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LA Angels should consider some familiar names to complete coaching staff

By David Rice
ANAHEIM, CA - JUNE 13: Darin Erstad #17, center fielder for the Anaheim Angels, makes a diving catch on a ball hit by Timo Perez #6 of the New York Mets with two men on for the third out of the fifth inning June 13, 2003 at Edison Field in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)
ANAHEIM, CA - JUNE 13: Darin Erstad #17, center fielder for the Anaheim Angels, makes a diving catch on a ball hit by Timo Perez #6 of the New York Mets with two men on for the third out of the fifth inning June 13, 2003 at Edison Field in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images) /
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ANAHEIM, CA – SEPTEMBER 25: Former Angel David Eckstein (2001-2004) throws out the ceremonial first pitch before the game between the Oakland Athletics and the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim at Angel Stadium of Anaheim on September 25, 2011 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Jeff Golden/Getty Images)
ANAHEIM, CA – SEPTEMBER 25: Former Angel David Eckstein (2001-2004) throws out the ceremonial first pitch before the game between the Oakland Athletics and the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim at Angel Stadium of Anaheim on September 25, 2011 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Jeff Golden/Getty Images) /

David Eckstein –  is another one of those gritty players who often make great coaches.  He is winner both on and off the field.  Eckstein was one of the unsung heroes through the Angels 2002 World Championship run and he also was part of the 2004 AL West Title winning team.  He also seemed to provide a spark for the team and I feel he would do the same as a coach.

Unlike Molina and Erstad, Eckstein has no college or professional coaching experience, however what he lacks in that area he makes up for with his playing and life experiences. Would Eckstein be interesting in coaching remains to be seen? If he was interested he would be a great addition to the Angels staff.

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