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MLB News: Former Dodgers Catcher David Ross Named Chicago Cubs Manager

Ross has no prior coaching experience and some are scratching their heads.

SAN FRANCISCO- SEPTEMBER 26: Alex Cora #13 of the Los Angeles Dodgers is congratulated by David Ross #40 after hitting a solo home run against the San Francisco Giants at SBC Park on September 26, 2004 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)

World Series champion and former Dodgers catcher David Ross has been named the manager of the Chicago Cubs, according to Jesse Rogers of ESPN Chicago.

Ross has been heavily involved in baseball since his retirement, but now he will be back on the field in a place he won a World Series in: the Windy City.

A lot of people around social media are questioning the move considering Ross has no prior coaching experience. However, it is known around the league that Ross presents a solid foundation of baseball knowledge. As it is, you have to know the game’s ins and outs as a catcher in the major leagues.

Nevertheless, it is a very strange move to move from the tenured Joe Maddon to the young buck in David Ross, but it could be exactly what the doctor ordered for the Cubs as they seem to be moving somewhat backwards. The Cubs have had a lot of banter surrounding them with Kris Bryant seemingly on the trade block.

“Grandpa Rossy” will be taking over for a team that has consistently been in the playoffs — including multiple recent series against the Dodgers — but a roster set to change in the near future.

Ross was drafted in the 17th round of the MLB Draft by the Dodgers in 1995. He made his MLB debut in 2002 and spent three seasons with the club, hitting 16 home runs in 118 games with a .207/.292/.411 slash line.

Written by Daniel Preciado

My name is Daniel Preciado and I am 18 years old. I am a sophomore Sport Analytics major and Cognitive Science and Economics dual minor at Syracuse University. When I am not in New York, I live in Whittier, California --- not too far from Chavez Ravine. I am pretty old-school for being an analytics guy and I will always embrace debate. Also, Chase Utley did absolutely nothing wrong.

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  1. Thank you Cubs, now I don’t need to listen to another bad ESPN commentator. ESPN please leave that commentator position open. Less voices the better.

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