Schuster: Bogus Reports About Mike Quade & Ryne Sandberg

Mike Quade could indeed end up being named the Cubs permanent Manager but the report that Ryne Sandberg would be his bench coach is both bogus and ludicrous.

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Just take a second and think about it (obviously the report writer didn’t). If you have Quade as Manager the last thing you will have is a bench coach who hasn’t seen major league players in years. That would be Sandberg who has toiled in the minors for the last four years and was out of baseball before that.

Whether Quade or Sandberg get the Manager’s job, their bench coach will be a guy who has been in major league dugouts for quite a while. Possibly look for Larry Bowa to fill that role. Bowa would be perfect for that role as he fits all the criteria. He is a former Cub, knows the culture, knows the league and would be the hard ass coach that Quade or Sandberg would need.

Whomever gets the top job it looks like it wont happen for another week to 10 days. Tom Ricketts is off in Arizona trying to firm up the referendum voting for a hopeful new Spring Training sight. It looks like it’s down to three leading candidates with Quade, Sandberg and Eric Wedge who have all met with Ricketts. The feeling is that the Cubs will not wait for Joe Girardi to see if he wants out of NY so the Cubs could have their new Manager right before the start of the World Series.

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  • Johnny Harvard

    I agree that would never be a consideration, and never took it seriously to begin with. Thats the twitter world for you. I also think being impatient and not waiting for Girardi would be a huge mistake. He’s there if you want him with a reasonable offer for a guy like Joe. He fits the criteria and is still very young and energetic. If the Cubs are dead set on going on the cheap and for the shorter term (which Ricketts himself said otherwise) than do it. Because that means theres no shot at Joe, but if its because they feel some sort of time line deadline is paramount than that would be simply idiotic.

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