After the Cubs pitchers struggled to throw strikes in the postseason, the Cubs have fired Chris Bosio. Joe Maddon thought the entire coaching staff would stay intact, which wasn't hard to believe since they've won an average of 97 games over the last three seasons.
Earlier this week, Cubs manager Joe Maddon said he'd thought the coaching staff would stay intact heading into next season.
"Of course," Maddon said Wednesday, before the Cubs were eliminated by the Dodgers in the NLCS. "Listen, the staff's done a great job. Our staff's been awesome. It's a tightly-knit group. Really, there's a lot of synergy involved."
Earlier this week, Theo Epstein was on some radio show and was talking about taking ownership of the control issues the team had in the postseason so it's not surprising to see them go in a different direction here. It was not all Bosio's fault, but the pitching coach is usually the first to go when there's obviously an issue and there clearly was. That ESPN article suggests the Cubs will be looking at Jim Hickey who was with Joe in Tampa Bay. I'd also suggest Mike Maddux since he's also available now.