By John Burbridge NWI Times
Schererville resident John Mallee, second from the right, was named the new hitting coach for the Chicago Cubs after serving two seasons at the Houston Astros hitting coach. Mallee is shown here with members of the 2013 Astros coaching staff who previously worked in the Cubs organization. They include, from left, Dan Radison, who is a former Cubs first base coach; Dave Clark, who had two tours of duty as a Cubs outfielder; and Dave Trembley, who managed in the Cubs’ farm system from 1994 to 2002.
By Tim Newcomb – Sports Illustrated Edge
The Angels’ Mike Trout has a sweet swing. Maybe you admire Red Sox DH David Ortiz’s a little more, though.
October 14, 2014 1:30 pm By Neil-
While the job of a Major League hitting coach is often overstated, the front office realizes the importance of making the right hire the third time around with the first wave of talent pushing its way to the big league team.
By Jesse Rogers ESPN Chicago.com
CHICAGO — After hiring his fourth hitting coach since he took charge of the Chicago Cubs, team president Theo Epstein joked last week that the job was like the “Spinal Tap drumming situation,” but said he was hopeful to finally find consistency with former Houston Astros coach John Mallee.
BY JUAN PABLO ARAVENA Posted October 13th 2014
The Chicago Cubs have a new hitting coach in town.
Shortly after Bill Mueller resigned as the Chicago Cubs’ hitting coach following his first year with the organization, the North Siders replaced him with John Mallee, a guy who has all sorts of connections with the city of Chicago. And when looking at things from a statistical point of view, he appears to be a perfect fit for what the Cubs are trying to build on their Major League roster.