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Cubswin11 wrote:I believe the hiring of Chili was more about approach and philosophy, not changing mechanics. They said Malle was the mechanics guy for the young guys and they got out of him what they wanted and they were ready to move on to the philosophical/approach side with Chili. If I remember the spin on it last offseason.
I agree with what you're saying -- more changing the hitting philosophy over mechanics.
Still, I think he was working with Heyward on his mechanics. I think every Cubs hitting coach is obligated to work with Heyward at this point...
That's the one player he was trying to change and help (I believe). I thought he did actually help him and it seemed like Heyward was using his hands/wrists again in his swing.
I think Heyward looked better at the plate before regressing and becoming bad Heyward again. I think he is what he is at this point.