The Ex-Cub Factor

One in an occasional series tracking the movements of former Cubs.

Even though it's the offseason, ex-Cubs are on the move.

1. Larry Rothschild.

Larry Rothschild, a Chicago native, is one of the best-known Cubs pitching coaches in recent history, serving the team from 2002 to 2010 before signing with the Yankees.

On Oct. 28, the Yankees finally had enough and moved on from Rothschild. He was snapped up by the Padres on Nov. 8.


Another familiar former Cubs pitching coach, Phil Regan, is said to be in the mix for the Mets job.


The Mets, by the way, are bringing Chili Davis back as hitting coach in a multi-year deal.

2. James Rowson.

James Rowson was the Cubs' hitting coach in 2012 and 2013, taking over the much-hyped Rudy Jaramillo.

He went on to work for the Yankees and Twins; now he is the bench coach for the Marlins.

3. Brian Butterfield, John Mallee and Tim Buss.

Joe Maddon is getting the band back together in Anaheim; he's hired Cubs third-base coach Brian "Butters" Butterfield, former Cubs hitting coach John Mallee (he'll be an assistant hitting coach for the Angels) and hype man Tim Buss.

4. Anthony Bass.

Right-handed relief pitcher Anthony Bass notched a 2.93 ERA (and 2.77 FIP) as a Cub over 15 1/3 innings in 2018, but was let go after the season.

He's since washed out in Cincinnati and Seattle. Prior to signing with the Cubs, he was with the Padres, the Astros, the Rangers and the Mariners (the first time).

On Oct. 29, the Blue Jays selected him off waivers.

5. Ryan Court.

First baseman/outfielder Ryan Court was signed by the Cubs as a free agent in 2017 after washing out in Arizona and Boston. He was granted free agency a year later, re-signed, released again, then signed by the Mariners. He was once again granted free agency on November 4th, so he's out there, people.


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