The Cubs should give Doug Dascenzo the job he lost when Joe Maddon was hired

He’s still in the organization, and the team needs a first-base coach.

On October 9, 2014, Doug Dascenzo was hired by the Cubs to be their first-base coach beginning in 2015, under manager Rick Renteria.

Well, we all know what happened next. Renteria was let go, Joe Maddon was hired, and the rest of the coaching staff that was to continue under Renteria was retained in their existing positions — except for Dascenzo:

Dascenzo was bumped from manager Joe Maddon’s coaching staff to make room for Dave Martinez, who was hired Thursday as the bench coach. Brandon Hyde, who was the bench coach in 2014, will move to first-base coach, which was to have been Dascenzo’s job in 2015.

Now, Dascenzo will be the Cubs’ outfield and baserunning coordinator.

“He’s a Cub — he handled it with complete grace,” Cubs president of baseball operations Theo Epstein said of Dascenzo, who played for the Cubs from 1988-92.

Martinez is gone now, hired last week to manage the Washington Nationals. Hyde is returning to the bench coach spot he occupied in 2014.

Dascenzo, meanwhile, has remained in the organization, continuing as outfield and baserunning coordinator. You probably didn’t realize that, right? It’s likely because, …Read the Rest

Source:: Bleed Cubbie Blue

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