Cubs reportedly hire new bullpen coach


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Young has a ton of experience (Kim Klement - USA Today Sports)
Young has a ton of experience (Kim Klement - USA Today Sports)

The Chicago Cubs have replaced long-time bullpen coach Lester Strode with Chris Young according to multiple reports on Thursday.

Chris Young is the former Phillies pitching coach and also been a pro scout with the Astros and Padres. He also spent some time as a minor league pitcher for the Pirates, Marlins, and Rockies going as far as the Triple-A level.

He is 38-years old and was fired when Gabe Kapler was let go with the Phillies this offseason. This sounds like a great hire based on the fact that you have a former pitching coach with experience helping guys in the bullpen.

Sadly, long-time coach Strode was let go who had worked under five different Cubs managers since 2007. You can't blame the Cubs because the bullpen was a disaster last season. Something had to be changed.

It appears there will be plenty of new faces with the coaches and players on the Northside in 2020.

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