Last winter, Joe Maddon saw his right-hand man, Dave Martinez, leave. Now, 12 months later, his new bench coach, Brandon Hyde, could be on the move, as well.
Following the 2017 campaign, the Chicago Cubs lost bench coach Dave Martinez to the Washington Nationals. For years, Martinez had been mentioned as a candidate for various managerial roles throughout the league. But last year, he finally got his chance to take the helm of a big league ball club.
With the postseason still in-action, current Chicago bench coach Brandon Hyde has reportedly interviewed with multiple teams – including the Minnesota Twins, Texas Rangers and Los Angeles Angels. Early indications seem to suggest he has a decent shot at landing one of said gigs.
So, let’s assume he gets his chance to manage a Major League club. Where will the Cubs turn for their third bench coach in as many years under manager Joe Maddon? Thankfully, the pool is deep – and whoever lands said job may very well be auditioning for Maddon’s job if things go south in 2019.