10/23 Coaching changes

The Cubs named David Bell as the third base coach and removed the interim tag from hitting coach James Rowson. This completes Dale Sveum’s coaching staff for 2013. Bell replaces Pat Listach, whose contract was not renewed. Bell, 40, joins the Cubs after managing and coaching third base in the Reds’ Minor League system the last four seasons, most recently guiding the Triple-A Louisville club in 2012.  Prior to Louisville, Bell was the manager for Double-A Carolina from 2009-11. The ’09 season was his first as a manager or coach at the professional level after a 12-year Major League career, which ended in 2006.

A former infielder, Bell batted .257 in 1,403 Major League games for six different teams – the Indians (1995, 1998), Cardinals (1995-98), Mariners (1998-2001), Giants (2002), Phillies (2003-06) and Brewers (2006). He’s a member of one of Major League Baseball’s three-generation families, as he is the son of Buddy Bell and the grandson of Gus Bell.  When David hit for the cycle on June 28, 2004, with the Phillies, he joined Gus as the first grandfather-grandson tandem in Major League history to hit for the cycle.  Bell is a native of Cincinnati, OH.

Rowson was named the Cubs’ interim hitting coach June 13, replacing Rudy Jaramillo, who was dismissed.

– Carrie Muskat

3 Comments

I also just saw where David Bell will take on the role as Pat Listach had as INFIELD COACH??

Is this true???

IF SO WHAT A SHAME as he had 160 ERRORS in his 12 MLB SEASONS!!!!!

CMON 3rd Base Coach I am fine with BUT — WHAT a JOKE that he is also now the INFIELD COACH!!!!

THEO or DALE??? —- Seriously!!!!!

Sometimes coaches (“teachers”) can teach from experience of how NOT to do a job??? Benefit of the doubt for Theo and Dale and Jed will be in place for at least a few years. The emphasis must remain on the quality of the players. I am not diminishing the importance of having a good coaching staff but if the rebuilding hinges on how well a coach performs then this team is in trouble. If Bell becomes a liabilty he can be replaced much more easily than a starting player and without much consequence or ripple effect. To me this “move” is minor and somewhat inconsequential…it’s not as if they brought Quade back….. !!!

joeydafish, your right, a minor move. Nothing to get upset at for any reason. The Cubs may have lost 101 games, but they actually played as a team. Especially after Dempster, Soto and Baker departed. They will be alot better next year and even more so in 2014.
They are bringing in coaches that teach, work with players, guys that they know are dedicated to the game. Going off on Bell because of his errors as a player, does not mean he is not a teacher of the game.

OP, really?

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