Chili Davis fired by the cubs.


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Aug 1, 2006
Does that mean a team hoping to compete in 2020 should hire him for a year?
I think the exact opposite and this part of the article is exactly how a lot of us felt after last year
But the drop in power combined with the second-half collapse probably did in Davis. The Boston Red Sox also had a precipitous drop in power when Davis was their hitting coach until the end of 2017.

Van Everyman

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Apr 30, 2009
It seems like hitting coaches can see the world pass them by pretty quickly. Ron Jackson coached a Sox team that led the majors in runs, average, doubles, extra-base hits, total bases, on-base percentage and slugging percentage for two years in a row. A year later, they brought an analytics guy in as his assistant and a year after that he was canned.

Cold business.