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Cubs Fri Nov 19 2010

Cubs Lose Pitching Coach To Evil Empire

In somewhat shocking news Chicago Cubs pitching coach Larry Rothschild has left the team to become the pitching coach for the New York Yankees. Cubs GM Jim Hendry made the announcement this afternoon. Rothschild has stated the move was for "personal and family-based reasons". In addition to looking for a first baseman, starting and relief pitcher this off season a new pitching coach will be added to the list.

Rothschild seemed to draw a lot of criticism from Cubs fans over the years. Most notably his handling of Mark Prior and Kerry Wood. Take this into consideration Rothschild had been with the Cubs since 2002 and managed to survive three managerial changes. He must've been doing something right in the minds of the Cubs brass if they kept him around as long as they did.

Personally I'd like see Greg Maddux as the next Cubs pitching coach. Albeit a long shot, but Maddux would be an ideal candidate to take over as pitching coach or even his brother Mike Maddux wouldn't be a bad choice.

Also the Cubs added four to their 40-man roster today.They were Brandon Guyer, Chris Archer, Kyle Smit, and Alberto Cabrera. The roster stands at 39 with the departure of Micah Hoffpauir to Japan. Al Yellon at has the skinny on these four. Check back here during the offseason for any and all things Cubs.

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