Monthly Archives: October 2014

New Cubs hitting coach embraces space-age approach

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.

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New hitting coach John Mallee could be the perfect fit

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.

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