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Chicago Cubs fire pitching coach Chris Bosio

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Chris Bosio, Chicago Cubs pitching coach since 2012, has been let go

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The Chicago Cubs have fired pitching coach Chris Bosio, and are looking to replace him with former Rays’ pitching coach Jim Hickey, per reports.

I don’t normally do a post on a pitching coach for another team being fired, but this is a surprising move, given that Bosio has been the Cubs pitching coach since 2012, and given that the team won the World Series last year and won their division in 2017.

However, Hickey, who was the pitching coach for the Rays under current Cubs manager Joe Maddon, is a Chicago native, and it may simply be that the possibility of reuniting the well-respected Hickey with Maddon was something the organization felt was too good of an opportunity to pass up.

This continues a tumultuous offseason for coaching staffs, with Dusty Baker and John Farrell being fired despite back-to-back division titles, former Ranger and Nationals pitching coach Mike Maddux apparently not returning to Washington, Brad Ausmus being replaced in Detroit by Ron Gardenhire, and Alex Cora apparently a hot candidate in both Boston and Washington.