Chicago Cubs: What’s the current state of the coaching staff?
For the third time in as many years, the Chicago Cubs have overhauled their entire coaching staff under fifth-year manager Joe Maddon.
The Chicago Cubs have seen a remarkably high turnover rate across their coaching staff the last few years. On top of his lame-duck contract status, this matter is something manager Joe Maddon has had to endure through during most of his time with the team.
His ability to constantly adapt to these changes serves as a testament to his great abilities which have resulted in legit contenders year after year, despite his work with a new staff on an annual basis.
Now bear with me as we dive into the whirling dervish that is the Chicago Cubs coaching changes.
Through the years, we have seen the likes of bench coach Dave Martinez leave to manage the Washington Nationals and pitching coach Chris Bosio get the ax after an abysmal performance during the 2017 playoffs. Both coaches were on staff when the Cubs won the World Series in 2016.