Unless Martinez gets managing job, Cubs staff to return intact

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Cubs bench coach Dave Martinez with manager Joe Maddon

If the Cubs don’t bring back all their coaches next season, it’s probably because at least one of them got a better offer.

Manager Joe Maddon said Sunday he expects to have his entire staff back, pending bench coach Dave Martinez’s potential job pursuits.

Martinez might yet be asked to interview for the Rockies managerial vacancy.

“I would hope that Davey does get that opportunity to interview and possibly get the job,” Maddon said.

Martinez is the only coach on the staff that Maddon didn’t inherit when he took over before last season.

They’ve won 200 regular season games and played 24 postseason games in two seasons together since those first introductions.

“Coming into this entire moment, Theo and Jed were adamant that they liked a lot of the guys that were here,” Maddon said of team president Theo Epstein and general manager Jed Hoyer. “I called them and got to know them as well as I could in the phone conversations. But when you get there in spring training, the first year you can see how confident they are. They’re really good.”

The Cubs almost lost pitching coach Chris Bosio to big offers in recent seasons, for example. And his work with catching/strategy coach Mike Borzello has been the backbone of Epstein’s “pitching infrastructure” that helped produce one of the four starting rotation ERAs under 3.00 since 1990.

“It’s been kind of seamless,” Maddon said. “It’s unusual to have that many guys stuck, and then it’s unusual to have that kind of success with that group also. Because I’m here to tell you, man, a coaching staff can really make the difference in being successful or not.”

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