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Report: Cubs bench coach Brandon Hyde will return to team in same role in 2019

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Report: Cubs bench coach Brandon Hyde will return to team in same role in 2019

A key member of Joe Maddon's 2018 coaching staff will return to the Cubs in 2019, according to a report.

According to ESPN's Jesse Rogers, Brandon Hyde will be back with the Cubs as bench coach in 2019. 

Hyde, 45, was reportedly a candidate for the Rangers', Angels', Twins' and Blue Jays' managerial vacancies, according to Jon Morosi.

Hyde joined the Cubs' coaching staff in November 2013. He spent the 2014 as the team's bench coach before being re-assigned to first base coach when Joe Maddon became the Cubs manager in November 2014. Hyde returned to his current bench coach role in 2018 after former bench coach Dave Martinez became the Nationals manager.

Cubs Talk Podcast: Giving Thanks to the Cubs

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Cubs Talk Podcast: Giving Thanks to the Cubs

In this Thanksgiving-themed episode of the Cubs Talk Podcast, Luke Stuckmeyer, David Kaplan, and Tony Andracki discuss what they're most thankful for relating to the Cubs (1:00), with responses ranging from the upgrades at Wrigley Field to the hiring of Theo Epstein and Joe Maddon.

Then, in a nod to Black Friday, our panel debates the best deals the Cubs have ever made (7:10), including trades for Sammy Sosa, Ryne Sandberg, Jake Arrieta and more. Plus, Kap tells us how Harry Caray came to be the Cubs announcer after many years with the White Sox (15:00).

Listen to the full episode at this link or in the embedded player below: