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Tuesday, October 16, 2018

How did the Cubs go from Rudy Jaramillo to Anthony Iapoce at hitting coach? It’s a long story

When the Cubs fired hitting coach John Mallee last October, only one year removed from a world championship, they knew the decision would be controversial.

But President Theo Epstein said it was a unique circumstance and had more to do with the sudden availability of Chili Davis after the Red Sox changed coaching staffs than anything Mallee lacked.

“It was a really tough decision, but we felt like going forward for the next several years Chili Davis is uniquely qualified to help our hitters get to the next level in certain areas there is still room for improvement,” Epstein said.

The story of the cavalcade of Cubs hitting coaches- I was surprised at how many there have been in such a small stretch of time.

 

QLE Posted: October 16, 2018 at 06:44 AM | 0 comment(s)
  Beats: anthony iapoce, cubs, hitting coaches

Friday, October 12, 2018

Chili Davis Reportedly Fired as Cubs Hitting Coach After 1 Season

The Chicago Cubs fired hitting coach Chili Davis after one season, according to Bruce Levine of WSCR-AM.

Davis, 58, was a three-time All-Star and three-time World Series champion during his playing career for the San Francisco Giants (1981-87), California Angels (1998-90, 1993-96), Minnesota Twins (1991-92), Kansas City Royals (1997) and New York Yankees (1998-99).

He hit .274 in his career with 350 home runs and 1,372 RBI.

So, who do they blame if the same thing happens next year?

QLE Posted: October 12, 2018 at 01:37 AM | 36 comment(s)
  Beats: chili davis, cubs, fired, hitting coaches

 

 

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