Chicago Cubs News: Martinez takes Nationals job, Almora is the future
It was going to happen eventually. Chicago Cubs’ bench coach Dave Martinez took the Washington Nationals job, opening up another spot on the Cubs’ staff. It’s well deserved for Martinez, but who takes over for him?
As soon as I saw Chicago Cubs‘ bench coach Dave Martinez interview for the Nationals job, I knew his time was short in Chicago. It seems he’s interviewed every year since he got to the Cubs, and he was going to land one of these gigs. It finally happened as he took the Nationals job and has opened up another coaching vacancy on the Cubs staff. So now the Cubs need to find a replacement for Martinez. The coaching search continues for Theo Epstein and the Cubs.
As usual, once you’re out of the playoffs, in come the trade rumors. The Cubs have heard Christian Yelich‘s name tied to them often. But the thing is, you generally make a trade for a player like that when you don’t have someone in-house that can do it. That might not be the case for the Cubs, as they have Albert Almora, who really hasn’t gotten his shot, yet. It’s probably time the Cubs go there first before trading away a good bit of talent to get Yelich from the Marlins.
With Halloween on the horizon, we thought it would be fun to do something a little bit different. While Halloween is spooky costumes, pumpkins and scaring people–it’s also about candy. So what type of candy would the players be? It’s just something that’s a break from the norm to enjoy Halloween and keep things fun during this time. Our Justin Curran came up with the list but didn’t do any of the coaches. So we’d love to hear your thoughts on what Joe Maddon might be!
These and other stories you might have missed:
‘Martinez to be named Nats manager’ – Cubbies Crib
‘Forget Yelich, Almora is the future’ – Cubbies Crib
‘If the Cubs were candy, what would they be?’ – Cubbies Crib
‘Can’t make this up! Astros insane W’ – MLB.com
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