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    Default 2018 Cubs coaching staff

    Figured i group it all in one..
    Cubs and Hickey just agreed to a deal..

    So here is the cubs new updated 2018 coaching staff..

    Manager joe Maddon

    Bench coach dave Martinez

    Pitching coach jim hickey

    Hitting coach chili davis

    Ass hitting coach andy haines

    1st base coach brandon hyde

    3rd base coach brian butterfield

    Bullpen coach lester strode

    Quality control henry blanco

    Bullpen catcher chad noble

    Catching coach mike borzello






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    General rule of thumb: If abbreviating "Assistant", use 4 letters.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TL1961 View Post
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    General rule of thumb: If abbreviating "Assistant", use 4 letters.
    Lol

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    Just think. "Hitting Coach" wasn't even a spot on a major league coaching staff until the early/mid 70's. Now look at all the staff needed.

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    Just think. "Hitting Coach" wasn't even a spot on a major league coaching staff until the early/mid 70's. Now look at all the staff needed.
    I think 4 of those are just to give guys jobs..

    Bench coach
    Asst hitting coach
    Quality control coach
    Catcher coach

    Arent really needed and i dont recall teams having them in the 80s

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    Quote Originally Posted by chibears55 View Post
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    I think 4 of those are just to give guys jobs..

    Bench coach
    Asst hitting coach
    Quality control coach
    Catcher coach

    Arent really needed and i dont recall teams having them in the 80s

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    In today's game, they certainly are needed. Too much data/information available.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Parade_Rain View Post
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    In today's game, they certainly are needed. Too much data/information available.
    Bench coach. Yea

    Asst hitting coach
    Quality control
    Catcher coach
    All no





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    Quote Originally Posted by chibears55 View Post
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    Bench coach. Yea

    Asst hitting coach
    Quality control
    Catcher coach
    All no





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    I don't think you know what some of these coaches do. Also, these guys aren't paid much.

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    There is a historic amount of data (both public and team) to go over and have access to so if someone thinks the organization has too many coaches, I donít understand how thatís a defensible position.

    This isnít the 80s or even the 2000s.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Parade_Rain View Post
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    I don't think you know what some of these coaches do. Also, these guys aren't paid much.
    Im sure they all help now
    Just saying all these extra coaching jobs started more so to give jobs over needs in the beginning..

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    Davey Martinez got the Nationals Job

    Congrats to him


    Maddon gonna need a new buddy
    Hopefully someone who can help him with pitching decision making ..lol

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    Also sounds like Dave Martinez to the Nats.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DanTown View Post
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    There is a historic amount of data (both public and team) to go over and have access to so if someone thinks the organization has too many coaches, I donít understand how thatís a defensible position.

    This isnít the 80s or even the 2000s.
    I believe that why they hire stats nerds to sit on the computers etc to get them these datas..

    I doubt Blanco as the quality control coach and whoever is their catcher coach spend their time during the off season/season on computer etc gathering data for the team..

    I pretty much doubt any of their coaches do the work to gather such data...

    I see the Mgr PC HC bullpen coach
    Bench coach bases coaches using those datas provided in games..

    Not really the others

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    Quote Originally Posted by chibears55 View Post
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    Davey Martinez got the Nationals Job

    Congrats to him


    Maddon gonna need a new buddy
    Hopefully someone who can help him with pitching decision making ..lol

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    John Farrell makes perfect sense as a bench coach.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TC in Mississippi View Post
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    John Farrell makes perfect sense as a bench coach.
    That would be great if he not offered another mgr job

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    Was just thinking...
    Ryno might be a good choice for bench coach if he looking to get back into the dugout

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    Ryno, Rossy, Dawson, maybe just elevate Hank White from quality control?
    109 years since the last back to back world titles

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    I got to thinking yesterday, with all the changes on coaching staffs on these playoff teams, have teams that blew goats this year and did not make the playoffs been firing their coaches or managers? Are others gone or is it just all the news with all the good teams changing coaches?
    109 years since the last back to back world titles

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    Quote Originally Posted by chibears55 View Post
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    I believe that why they hire stats nerds to sit on the computers etc to get them these datas..

    I doubt Blanco as the quality control coach and whoever is their catcher coach spend their time during the off season/season on computer etc gathering data for the team..

    I pretty much doubt any of their coaches do the work to gather such data...

    I see the Mgr PC HC bullpen coach
    Bench coach bases coaches using those datas provided in games..

    Not really the others

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    I have a young acquaintance who is the bullpen catcher for a MLB team. They all have value whether it's looking at data and passing that along to players or working specifics in practice/pre-game. I can't imagine Maddon personally working with his catchers on skill.

    As a frame of reference, before NASCAR dictated how many crew members a team could have on race day, the best financed teams won. Period. Alabama spends more money on football coaches and has more personnel associated with the program who can not recruit, but help the football program in other ways. It isn't any wonder why they are the best program in college football currently. Spend money on players is great. Spending money on coaches and lots of supporting personnel is also a big key to success.

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