FanPost

Lee Elia forced out of Piniella's staff?

Reading through Ben Maller's snipits and learned that the Cubs front office seemed to close any doors that Pinella opened for Elia's return to the Cubs organization.

The story seems to indicate that the move is quite final stating that Elia has taken a position with the Devil Rays as a scout.

http://www.benmaller.com/archives/2006/december/07-elia_not_hired_by_cubs_because_of_famous_rant.htm l

I was wondering how much liberty a new manager had over their staff - this seems to indicate that the leash must be much shorter than I realized. From what I gather Elia and Pinella have worked well together in the past and he'd been looking forward to having him on his staff.

It's been a few years since the Baker signing and my memories a bit shot - did he have similar problems getting coaches approved?

This is a FanPost and does not necessarily reflect the views of SB Nation or Al Yellon, managing editor (unless it's a FanPost posted by Al). FanPost opinions are valued expressions of opinion by passionate and knowledgeable baseball fans.

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

Join Bleed Cubbie Blue

You must be a member of Bleed Cubbie Blue to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Bleed Cubbie Blue. You should read them.

Join Bleed Cubbie Blue

You must be a member of Bleed Cubbie Blue to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Bleed Cubbie Blue. You should read them.

Spinner

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9351_tracker