The Cubs' organization lost one of their coaches last Saturday when the Washington Nationals hired Pat Listach to join their coaching staff. Listach will assume the third base coaching duties for the Nats in 2009. Listach managed the Iowa Cubs in 2008 after managing the Cubs' Double-A affiliate (West Tennessee Diamond Jaxx and Tennessee Smokies) in 2006 and 2007. Listach was the I-Cubs hitting coach from 2001-2005. Listach joined former Cubs manager Jim Riggleman and Cub-for-a-moment, Marquis Grissom on Manny Acta's staff.
With the loss of Pat Listach to the organization, other changes will follow. Buddy Bailey, Jody Davis and Ryne Sandberg should receive promotions and Bailey managed the I-Cubs in 2007.