Late last week, it was looking like it would be another year of mostly no turnover on the Cubs’ coaching front. Joe Maddon had assembled a good and successful staff, the organization takes care of guys pretty well as I understand it, and Theo Epstein said that Maddon would have the guys he wanted.
Fast forward to today: pitching coach Chris Bosio has been fired, bench coach Dave Martinez is interviewing with the Nationals for their manager job, and now this:
#Angels hire Eric Hinske as hitting coach. He's perhaps most famous for making World Series in 3 straight years in 3 different teams.
— Bill Shaikin (@BillShaikin) October 23, 2017
Hinske originally joined the Cubs as the first base coach back in 2014, and then eventually became the team’s assistant hitting coach, together with hitting coach John Mallee. Well-liked by the players (and fans), Hinske must have become a desirable up-and-comer for a promotion, and it appears that’s what he got with the Angels.
Well, then. Looks like there will be plenty of turnover on the Cubs’ coaching staff after all.