Chicago Cubs News: Bosio fired, Hendricks success guaranteed

CHICAGO, IL - OCTOBER 30: Chicago Cubs pitching coach Chris Bosio meets with Jon Lester
CHICAGO, IL - OCTOBER 30: Chicago Cubs pitching coach Chris Bosio meets with Jon Lester /

 The Chicago Cubs surprised many by firing Chris Bosio. But after surviving two previous coaching staffs, it might not have been as big as a stunner as many believed.

It’s rare for a coach to keep holdovers from the former staff. But that’s what had happened with the Chicago Cubs and Chris Bosio. He had been a part of Dale Sveum and Rick Renteria‘s staff before being kept as Joe Maddon‘s as well. But we all are aware of Maddon’s fierce loyalty–to a fault–and his former pitching coach in Jim Hickey from Tampa Bay is looking for work. The Cubs are calculated with the moves they make, and this could have been one they anticipated.

Bosio was key in Jake Arrieta‘s rise to a star for the Cubs, allowing him to “be himself” with his delivery and pitch selection. Arrieta will test the free agent waters this offseason, and if the departure of Bosio has any bearing on it will take an offer elsewhere. So you have Jon Lester, so he becomes the staff ace again? No. Kyle Hendricks will step into that role. And you won’t find anyone on the club to dispute that.

Yes. We lost in the NLCS to a very talented Los Angeles Dodgers team. It’s disappointing. And for young fans and bandwagon fans, it must seem like it’s time to break down and rebuild. Smh. C’mon, people. Do you realize what some of us have been through? The Mets and 1969? Steve Bartman? Sammy Sosa? Now we have a team that made the NLCS three-straight times and won the World Series in 2016–and people want to fire Maddon. This is the Golden Age of Cubs baseball, folks. It really hasn’t EVER been this good.

These and other stories you might have missed:

‘Cubs fire pitching coach Chris Bosio’ – Cubbies Crib

‘Hendricks primed to be Cubs’ ace in 2018′ – Cubbies Crib

‘This is the Golden Age of Cubs’ baseball’ – Cubbies Crib

‘How and why the Cubs came up short this postseason’ – Cubbies Crib

‘The Astros are headed to the World Series’ – Climbing Tal’s Hill

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