With the exception of possibly Dave Martinez, Joe Maddon expects coaching staff to return for 2017 season
According to multiple reports, Joe Maddon’s coaching staff will largely remain intact next season. Maddon said prior to Game 5 that he “expects to invite all his coaches back for another season.” And if Maddon’s staff returns, it will be the third straight season without any changes to the leadership in the dugout.
Chris Bosio (pitching coach), John Mallee (hitting coach), Eric Hinske (assistant hitting coach), Lester Strode (bullpen coach, assistant pitching coach), Gary Jones (third base coach), Brandon Hyde (first base coach), Mike Borzello (catching coach) and Henry Blanco (quality control coach) are expected to be back next season. One position Maddon could have to fill is bench coach.
Dave Martinez could leave the Cubs to take a manager’s job with another team. According to ESPN Chicago, the Rockies are interested in Martinez and he’s believed to be a candidate to replace Walt Weiss.
According to Patrick Mooney, Martinez has not talked to the Rockies about their managerial opening and was not aware of “his name being linked to their manager’s job until a reporter mentioned it to him.”
Jon Heyman reported the Indians’ Sandy Alomar Jr. and Brad Mills are also on the Rockies list of managerial candidates.
The Cubs are 200-123-1 the last two seasons under Joe Maddon and his coaching staff. The Cubs have played in the postseason in back-to-back seasons for the third time in franchise history. The Cubs won the NL Central Division Crown and Maddon’s team earned a trip to The World Series after winning the National League Pennant.
- Report from ESPN Chicago
- Report from The Sun-Times
- Report from Comcast SportsNet
- Report from The Tribune