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#610 Coaches Q. Why is one of my coaches asking for a promotion to a different role, even though he doesn't have high enough ratings for that role?
  A. In certain situations coaches will demand a role that they may not be qualified for yet. This is similar to a coach in real life asking for a different role. It can be viewed as a job promotion.
#611 Coaches Q. Does a major league bench coach have any effect outside of when the manager is ejected?
  A. Bench coaches don't just have an impact when they take over for the manager (i.e. you). They impact all of the ratings and performance of the players.

The main ratings that the bench coach has an effect on for position players are hitting, pitch calling, and base-running. For pitchers at the minor league level they take over (to a lesser extent) the bullpen coaches role.

At the minor league level bench coaches play a role in all facets of player development. That is why they are one of the most desired and highly compensated components of your coaching staff.
#630 Coaches Q. Why did a coach I was trying to sign go with another franchise without giving me a chance to increase my offer?
  A. Coaches may sign a competing offer at any time. The further it is from the end of the negotiating period, the higher the likelihood of them letting other suitors know of the change in status so they can increase offers. Furthermore, when a coach gets an offer that is much higher than his other offers, it also increases his likelihood of making a quick signing.
#660 Coaches Q. How does the AI go about auto-hiring coaches?
  A. The AI follows three steps when looking to auto-hire coaches and they are as follows:
  1. It looks to see if the owner's previous coach is available at that level and role, if he is he is assigned.
  2. It then looks for coaches who fit the specific role/level combination, if there is anyone available then they are assigned.
  3. The final action is to just fill the role.

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