Phillies coaching rumors: Chris Bosio the next pitching coach?
By Matthew C
Chris Bosio, the former pitching coach of the Chicago Cubs, is looking for a new job. Is it possible his next gig with the Phillies?
Current Phillies pitching coach Bob McClure is unlikely to return to the team. However, the reason his future – like the rest of the coaching staff – is unknown is because general manager Matt Klentak said the new manager will make changes to his coaching staff as he sees.
So, there’ll be no changes until they hire the new manager – who could be Dusty Wathan or John Farrell.
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If the Phillies were to fire McClure, Chris Bosio is a great candidate to take over. It’s been a few days since the Chicago Cubs announced that pitching coach Chris Bosio will not return to the team in 2018. He has tons of experience, as he was a pitcher in the major leagues for eleven years.
Prior to joining the Cubs, Bosio was a member of coaching staffs of the Tampa Bay Rays, and the Milwaukee Brewers.
He was then appointed the Chicago Cubs pitching coach in 2012, when Theo Epstein became the president. Under Bosio, Jake Arrieta won the Cy Young Award in the 2015 season.
He is clearly better then Bob McClure, who hasn’t been much of a fan-favorite since he’s been with the Phillies.
Some of McClure’s failures with the team couldn’t be his fault. After all, they have one of the worst pitching staffs in the entire league.
However, it’s up to the pitching staff to make improvements to their game, and in my opinion, McClure has failed to do that and he should be let go. It’s obvious Bosio is a better pitching coach. The question is, will Philadelphia even go after Bosio? Alsom will Bosio still be on the market when the Phillies find their next manager?
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Those are all questions that will be answered when they hire a manager.