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