Chris Bosio to be Cubs pitching coach

Per Carrie Muskat, Chris Bosio will be the Cubs new pitching coach. The official announcement will be next week.

Bosio pitched with the Mariners and Brewers, no-hitting the Red Sox in 1993. He retired in 1998 and has largely worked in pitching instruction since. He worked with the Mariners minor league organization as a pitching coach after retirement, and later followed Lou to become the pitching coach for the Devil Rays in 2003. He left for personal reasons and moved to Wisconsin, working with various college teams there (including Lawrence University, which is full of douchebags based on the sample size of one alumni that I know from there). After a few years he worked in the Reds organization, and later became pitching coach for the Brewers in the second half of the 2009 season. Mike Maddux bumped him from that position and he became an advanced scout for the team.

John at Cubs Den has a lot more info than my hamfisted Wikipedia summary thanks to an article in an Appleton paper published earlier this afternoon. Sveum and Bosio are old pals from their playing days and from their time with the Brewers. He had this to say about Z

There’s a reason he has a 125-81 career record,’’ said Bosio. “He’s overpowering at times and he’s a competitor first and foremost. Those are great qualities to have when you’re looking for a front-line starting pitcher. But he lets his emotions get the best of him. That’s what makes him tick, but he has to get those under control a little more. Like a lot of guys with high emotions, he can be his own worst enemy. At times he’s strung too tight.’

The article also mentions that if Brenly good luck charm Craig Counsell decides to hang em up this year, he’ll likely be brought in to the coaching staff. Hopefully he won’t be the Special Assistant In Charge of Batting Stances.


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