The 2022 season was a disappointing one for the Chicago Cubs.
After a disappointing finish in 2021, they looked to come back stronger in 2022 and return to their winning ways.
In the end though, the season fell apart relatively quickly.
The Cubs finished in third place in the NL Central with a 74-88 record, falling short of the postseason for the third time in the last four years.
So, with the season over, the Cubs are going to be making some changes.
Today, it was announced that the club had relieved hitting coach Greg Brown of his duties, continuing a frustrating cycle of hitting coaches who have come through Chicago and ultimately have been fired or left the organization.
NEWS w/@sahadevsharma: Greg Brown is out as Cubs hitting coach, continuing a revolving door at that position. Between the 2012 and 2022 seasons, the Cubs employed 14 hitting coaches. Brown was a successful college coach and area scout who signed J.D. Martinez and Kiké Hernandez.
— Patrick Mooney (@PJ_Mooney) October 28, 2022
Cubs Dismiss Brown
Brown was a successful college hitting coach and scout who had signed players such as Enrique Hernandez and J.D. Martinez.
Unfortunately for the Cubs, the cycle of dismissed or departed hitting coaches continues.
The Cubs have employed 14 hitting coaches from 2012 to 2022.
But there may be a replacement available.
The rival St. Louis Cardinals just lost their hitting coach in Jeff Albert.
Perhaps the Cubs could hire him to take the place of Brown.
This season, the Cubs scored just 657 runs, which is fifth-worst in the National League.
They also hit for a lousy .238 average as a team.
Six years have passed since the Cubs won the World Series.
Since then, it’s been mostly downhill.
There’s no indication at this point of what the Cubs will do to fill the hole left by Brown’s dismissal.