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Hitting coach 'overrated'?

Cubs general manager Hendry may be overspending for Jaramillo

Updated: October 21, 2009, 6:13 PM ET
By Nick Friedell

CHICAGO -- The Chicago Cubs have gotten so used to throwing big money at bigger problems that they're starting to overpay for coaches, too.

Former Texas Rangers hitting coach Rudy Jaramillo is going to be paid $2.42 million over the next three years to become the newest Cubs' hitting guru. That's about $800,000 dollars a year ... for a hitting coach.

To be clear, Jaramillo has obviously proven over the course of his career that he is very good at what he does. His teams are ...

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