The Cubs coaching fallout has continued.
This one might be the biggest loss yet.
After the Cubs parted ways with pitching coach Chris Bosio and hitting coach John Mallee, another dugout presence is heading elsewhere as the Nationals have reportedly hired Dave Martinez to be their next manager.
The Nationals will wait until the World Series is over to announce the hire, as is customary in the MLB, but it seems all but certain that Martinez will be headed to the nation's capital to lead the highly-talented Nationals after they fired Dusty Baker this offseason.
Martinez has been Joe Maddon's bench coach since 2008, dating back to his time managing the Rays. The Nats interviewed plenty of candidates for their high-profile opening and Martinez emerged from a talented pool of options. The deal with Martinez is for three years and contains an option.
BREAKING: Nationals have finalized deal with Davey Martinez. Three years and an option, according to a person familiar with the situation.— Chelsea Janes (@chelsea_janes) October 29, 2017
Whether this move helps propel the Nationals to the World Series after they've come up short seemingly ever year remains to be seen. But this seems like a good move considering the history Martinez has learning from Maddon all these years.