Chicago Cubs fire big expensive hitting coach


The Chicago Cubs today dismissed hitting coach Rudy Jaramillo and named James Rowson, the organization’s minor league hitting coordinator, the club’s interim major league hitting coach. Jaramillo was a big expensive splash hire three years ago, but obviously couldn’t work his magic here.

All he accomplished in the Major Leagues meant nothing when he tried to get it done in Wrigley- this offense is hopeless.

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How are the Brewers, Cardinals, and Cubs doing this offseason?

By Jake McCormick

With Melvin Mora, Kevin Millar, and Byung-Hyung Branca, I mean Kim, headlining recent MLB transaction headlines, it’s safe to say that the hot stove has cooled to a sizzle and most competitive teams are looking forward to pitchers and catchers reporting in nearly a month. [Read more…]