In the past few days there has been some interesting news about a few of the Cubs’ coaches including bench coach Dave Martinez and pitching coach Chris Bosio.
After two seasons with the Nationals, manager Dusty Baker was fired by the Nationals last Friday. Soon afterwards several news sources – including the Washington Post – announced that the Cubs’ bench coach Dave Martinez is going to interview with the Nationals to fill the newly vacant manager position with the team.
This is Martinez’s second time interviewing with the Nationals, and if given the position, Martinez will be the National’s sixth manager since 2009.
While this news may mean that the Cubs have to find a new bench coach, they are already in the process of looking for a new pitching coach following their release of Chris Bosio,
The Cubs had the option to retain Bosio for 2018, but chose not to, an interesting turn of events considering that earlier this week manager Joe Maddon stated that he believed the coaching staff would remain intact this next season.
Bosio is a former major league pitcher and previously served on the staffs of the Tampa Bay Rays and the Milwaukee Brewers. Bosio has been with the Cubs team since 2012.