Cubs manager Dale Sveum is putting together the final pieces of his coaching staff puzzle. Sveum has been granted permission to speak with Class AAA Nashville pitching coach Chris Bosio according to the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel.
Sveum is running things the Epstein-way by looking to hire within his baseball family. He and Bosio played together with the Brewers from 1986-'91 and spent the last two months of the 2009 season on the Brewers' coaching staff.
Milwaukee general manager Dough Melvin said that the Cubs have a little less than a week to negotiate with Bosio and that he was "the only person they've asked to talk to."
On the latest Cubs Talk Podcast, David Kaplan, Kelly Crull, Luke Stuckmeyer and Tony Andracki discuss the comments Chili Davis made after being fired as Cubs hitting coach, ask if the Cubs struggles on offense were Davis' fault or the players and what Anthony Iapoce will be walking into as he tries to gets the team back on track a the plate.
Listen to the entire podcast here, or in the embedded player below:
The changing of the guard continues for the Cubs this offseason.
After the team hired a new hitting coach yesterday, it was reported today that they're losing a front office member:
Rehman, who has been with the Cubs in the same position for the last seven years, will reportedly head up the Rangers' analytics department. According to the Chicago Tribune, Rehman's role was " evaluating existing systems, and recognizing and applying solutions in an effort to create competitive advantages for the organization."
All reports indicate that he'll be doing similar analytic-based work with the Rangers.