Chicago Cubs: 5 things to know about the Chili Davis firing

The Chicago Cubs fired their hitting coach and it was really well past time to cut him loose. | [Image source: 670 The Score/YouTube]
The Chicago Cubs fired their hitting coach and it was really well past time to cut him loose. | [Image source: 670 The Score/YouTube]

The Chicago Cubs fired their hitting coach and it was really well past time to cut him loose.

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1

Power went away

The Cubs ISO was .152 this season. That was ninth worst in the entire league. They were also 11th in the NL in homers after being at the top last year.

2

The young players didn't develop well enough

Yes, Javier Baez had a monster season, but he appeared to be the outlier. Addison Russell, Kyle Schwarber and especially Willson Contreras all had big steps back in their development. For Contreras and Russell, any semblance of power all but disappeared.

3

This wasn't a snap decision

The Chicago Cubs did everything they could to keep Davis. They held exit interview after exit interview. In two weeks the club had several meetings with Davis, in the end they decided to let him go.

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