Mark Riggins Gone?
According to the Chicago Tribune, Dale Sveum has asked the Brewers if he can interview their Triple A pitching coach Chris Bosio. Svuem and Bosio go back since their playing time. They both played together from 1986-1991. Also, Bosio joined the Brewers big league staff in 2009 when he was the interim pitching coach. However, that was only the end of 2009 and nothing more. Bosio manly has been in the Brewers organization as a scout or a minor league pitching coach. Also, Bosio was the Rays’ pitching coach in 2003 under ex Cub manager Lou Piniella. Brewers general manager Doug Melvin confirmed that Dale Sveum asked for permission to interview Bosio last week.
So…it does look like Dale Sveum will not have Mark Riggins on his 2012 staff. I’m pretty happen, even though it was not a top name pitching coach. If Bosio does in fact become the Cubs next pitching coach.
Doug Melvin also confirms that Dale Sveum has not ask to interview anyone else in the organization, if it’s in the minor league or the big league staff. Levine mentioned in his chat yesterday that Brewers’ 3rd base coach Ed Sedar could join Sveum’s staff.
Also, if Crag Counsell does retire, Sveum may ask him to join their staff. However, the Brewers have talked to Counsell about a non-player role. I think if Counsell was offer a job on the staff by either team, he would chose the Brewers. As that’s the team he would retire from. But we still don’t know if he’ll come back as a player or a coach in 2012. That’s still up in the air.