He spoke at the Hawgs Illustrated Sports Club this afternoon. After he reviewed most of the team, returnees, newcomers, pitching, etc. he asked for questions. I was first and I asked about the possibility of a third paid assistant. He wondered if I had been prompted. (Nope, I really want to know.)
He indicated that the issue would be up for a vote again this spring. But then he talked about how many players there are for 3 coaches and a “volunteer” coach. This spring the team has 41 members. Then he talked about a team with 14 players and “more coaches in suits than there are players.”
A team with about 20 pitchers has 1 pitching coach. That leaves one coach, along with the “volunteer”, for the other 21 players. Here’s hoping the xii get their heads where they belong and vote for the third coach. DVH did indicate that there was considerable criticism of the down-vote a couple of years ago.