Guy Hansen
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"Guy Christopher Hansen" is a minor league baseball coach. Hansen most recently served as the pitching coach for the Myrtle Beach Pelicans, the Class High-A team in the Carolina League affiliated with the Atlanta Braves, in .

Hansen has spent most of his career in the Kansas City Royals organization. He began there as a pitcher in with the Winnipeg Goldeyes, and continued to play in the Royals' organization until 1972, finishing his career with the Jacksonville Suns. He served as the Royals' pitching coach from 1991–93, and again in 2005, and as the bullpen coach in 1996-97. He has also been a scout (1981–87), and the pitching coach for several of Kansas City's farm teams, including the Eugene Emeralds of the Northwest League (1987–98), the Memphis Chicks of the Southern League (baseball)/Southern League (1989–90), and the Omaha Royals, then of the American Association (20th Century)/American Association (1991).

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He's been able to get out of a jam but the next inning, that's it. He hasn't been able to build on that inning, gets a little sloppy and he falters.

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It was something that I could sense was going to happen, ... and it's a shame, because we're both good baseball people and we think a lot alike, but there never was a very good union between Bell and me.

That's what it came down to. It looked like he hadn't pitched in awhile. So there you go.

And when a team is focused like that and you're off a little bit, that's when you get a crazy inning like that. I thought the second and third inning, he was able to right the ship a little bit.

The wins haven't picked up, but the quality of his stuff has been very good.

He was pitching against a team that was very focused and I thought they did a real good job of hitting the pitches where they were thrown. They didn't come out of their shoes on anything and kept a very, very solid base.

He had a pretty angle to all his pitches, although his command within the strike zone wasn't very good.

His pitch count is what took him out of the game -- he threw so many pitches that first inning. But, physically, he felt fine. I think I saw a 92 [mph] on the gun a couple of times, which is good. And, from a fundamental and mechanical standpoint, I thought he was fine.