Chicago Cubs: Is a new coaching staff the team’s biggest acquisition?

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Chicago Cubs: A breath of fresh air can work wonders

More importantly, I think what these two guys bring to the table is a forward-thinking mindset.

When you’re working with guys you have a longstanding relationship with (Hickey, for example), someone like Maddon may be less likely to go head-to-head in situations or change how you view the game. This new blood could very well motivate the Cubs skipper to challenge the status quo and attack things in different ways in 2019.

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It hasn’t been the offseason any of us expected – at least not yet. But instead of succumbing to the doom and gloom naysayers who will undoubtedly make their presence felt at Cubs Convention this weekend, I think it’s time to embrace the talent on this roster – and on the coaching staff.