Chicago Cubs: They wanted Chili, but are now changing their order

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Chicago Cubs: It’s time to take the training wheels off this club

Last season, Chili Davis held the same role with the Boston Red Sox – and was fired after the team’s offense went off the deep end following a dominant 2016 campaign. In 2017, their numbers plummeted across-the-board – most notably, their power numbers – the same that fell off the proverbial cliff in Chicago last year, as well.

Early this year, Red Sox owner John Henry made it pretty clear who he blamed for his team’s struggles in 2017.

"“We’ve made a lot of changes other than just the managers … I think our approach last year was lacking offensively and we had issues that the players have already talked about. I don’t really need to talk about it, but I agree with what’s been said. But I don’t agree that we haven’t really made much in the way of changes. I think these were significant changes.”"

This year, Boston set a franchise record, winning 108 games – and now stand just four wins shy of returning to the World Series, thanks to an offense that’s simply pounded opponents into submission.

Next. Cubs right (so far) in not extending their young core. dark

Are the Cubs hoping a similar change produces the same results in 2019? Sure seems that way.