I did not see this one coming.
The Cubs have dismissed long-time pitching coach Chris Bosio after six years with the team according to USA Today's Bob Nightengale.
— Bob Nightengale (@BNightengale) October 21, 2017
Bosio has been with the Cubs since 2012 and has been considered a huge part of the Cubs success, most notably in his work with SP Jake Arrieta. The Cubs led the league in staff ERA last season, but took a step back this season. Bosio was also seen having a heated discussion in the dugout with Jon Lester during a game in August, but both sides claimed it wasn't issue at the time.
Nightengale mentions Hickey, a Chicago native, as a possible replacement, but Hickey is being sought after by multiple teams. Hickey spent 11 seasons as the Rays pitching coach, obviously working alongside Cubs manager Joe Maddon, but was let go earlier this month. Prior to that, Hickey spent nine seasons in the Houston organization, including two seasons as the pitching coach for the Astros in 2004-05.
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