Update [2006-10-18 14:20:12 by royalsreview]: Thanks to "Berroa is the devil" in the diaries for the heads up on today's big news. Well, today's news of no news...
From Baseball Digest Daily:
In somewhat surprising news...
Kansas City Royals Senior Vice President-Baseball Operations/General Manager Dayton Moore announced today that the entire Major League coaching staff will have their contracts renewed for the 2007 season.
Manager Buddy Bell, who is under contract through next season, also announced that third base coach Luis Silverio and first base coach Brian Poldberg will switch positions next season, allowing Silverio to spend more time with the outfielders.
"I feel comfortable with Brian or Luis coaching third," Bell said. "But this will give Luis a little more freedom to work with the outfielders. This staff did an incredible job of working with our players," Bell said. "Considering what we went through in our first couple of months, they worked hard to help these players continue to develop and take their games to the next level. This is a good situation for the organization and the players."
The rest of Bell's staff includes bench coach Billy Doran, hitting coach Mike Barnett, pitching coach Bob McClure and bullpen coach Fred Kendall.