After a season in which the offense collapsed in the second half, the Chicago Cubs fired hitting coach Chili Davis on Thursday, the club announced.
Under Davis’ watch, Cubs hitters saw a notable drop in production, especially in power, where they dropped from near the top of the league in home runs in 2017 to 11th in the NL this season.
— Dan Bernstein (@dan_bernstein) October 11, 2018
The team ranked first in OPS in the first half, posting a .771 mark that was in line with last season’s production, but that fell to .705 after the All-Star break, ranking 10th in the NL.
Of course their second half collapse would lead to some firings. There’s always someone to blame when a team loses two playoff games in a row at home.
— crawly's cub kingdom (@crawlyscubs) October 12, 2018
The Cubs have not made any announcements about other coaches on the staff and haven’t indicated a timetable to replace Davis. I’m pretty sure with a healthy Kris Bryant, and signing someone like Bryce Harper, the Cubs will be just fine.