Cubs Coaching Staff Update: Will Venable to Stay, Two Spots to Fill

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Cubs Coaching Staff Update: Will Venable to Stay, Two Spots to Fill

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The Chicago Cubs’ first coaching staff under David Ross is coming more into view, after the additions of Andy Green (bench coach), Chris Young (bullpen coach), and now the retention of Will Venable.

Venable was among the Cubs’ internal managerial interviews, and also interviewed with the Giants for their yet-unfilled opening (sounds like it is gonna go to Joe Espada, who was the Cubs’ other finalist (also, the Giants poached Scott Harris … eyes on your own paper, jerks)). He was not expected to land a managerial gig just yet, but he’s very much viewed as a potential future manager, with great communication skills, some front office experience, and obviously coaching experience.

Good to be keeping him in the fold.

As Patrick Mooney says, the Cubs are still looking for a third base coach to replace Brian Butterfield, and a quality assurance coach to replace Chris Denorfia.



Author: Brett Taylor

Brett Taylor is the Editor and Lead Cubs Writer at Bleacher Nation, and you can find him on Twitter at @BleacherNation and @Brett_A_Taylor.