As Cubs fans, we’re clearly a patient people, but finding new ways to repackage the same news every day is wearing thin. Today’s news is that we’re still waiting on the World Series to end so the Cubs can interview Torey Lovullo. At this point, will we be sorely disappointed if Lovullo doesn’t get the job or satisfied that waiting on Lovullo was just part of the Cubs’ due diligence? While the Cubs haven’t asked for permission to speak to Lovullo, Boston’s bench coach seems like he’d be interested in an interview.
“Look, when Theo was here [as general manager], the operation was very efficient and well run,” Lovullo said Saturday before Game 3 of the World Series. “I know he’s doing the same thing there in Chicago. We have mutual respect.
“And it’s only a matter of time before things start to get real good there in Chicago. Whoever sits in that seat is going to be the right man. … Becoming a manager is something everybody aspires to do at this level.”
Platitudes to be sure, but it sounds like a man who wouldn’t mind getting a shot to manage on the North Side. While perusing a piece on CSN Chicago’s website about the state of the bullpen, I found a hidden nugget I hadn’t yet seen about the return of a certain pitching coach.
The anticipated return of pitching coach Chris Bosio means the Cubs can confidently keep taking chances with talented players who need a fresh start.
Am I the only one who didn’t know that Chris Bosio’s return was anticipated? I know we’ve expressed hope that Dave McKay would return, but I hadn’t seen anything about Bosio discussed. Is that one of the questions on the managerial questionnaire?
- Know who Chris Bosio?
- Like Chris Bosio?
- Love Chris Bosio?
One last bit for today comes from Carrie Muskat’s blog.
Marcus Hatley picked up his third save on Friday, pitching for the Tomateros in the Mexican Winter League. The right-hander, who pitched for Double-A Tennessee and Triple-A Iowa last season, now has a 1.35 ERA in seven games in relief, giving up one earned runs over 6 2/3 innings. He’s got 10 strikeouts.
You’re wondering why I included something about Marcus Hatley. It’s because I’d never heard of the Tomateros, and I now have a favorite Mexican Winter League Team. Behold the power of the Tomatero:
I’m now off to see where I can buy a Tomateros jersey online.