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Notes from Jed Hoyer’s Discussion of Cubs Offseason Strategy with Spiegel and Parkins

Jed Hoyer joined 670 The Score’s Spiegel and Parkins Show this morning to discuss all things Chicago Cubs, with particular emphasis on offseason plans. Here are some of the more interesting tidbits, with the whole interview below embedded.

• Hoyer confirmed the coaching changes that have been reported, including today’s news that Brandon Hyde would be promoted to bench coach. He said a more formal coaching staff announcement would follow in the coming weeks.

• When asked about the number of coaching changes and Joe Maddon’s original comments about hoping to keep everyone, Hoyer said “any confusion was born of the timing of that question,” and Maddon not saying what he did could have led to problems in the coaching room.

• Hoyer notes that the Cubs believe Chili Davis can improve their hitting approach, particularly with two strikes, and can help young hitters evolve into more mature players. He talked about Brian Butterfield being renowned as one of the best infield and baserunning coaches in baseball.

• Asked whether there was something in particular responsible for the lack of offense at times in the playoffs, Hoyer did note the list of great pitchers the team had faced. He added that …Read the Rest

Source:: Cubs Insider

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