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(WSCR) Mike Quade’s out, and Ryne Sandberg isn’t in.
In the press release detailing Quade’s dismissal from the Cubs, Theo Epstein stated he was looking for a manager who had experience managing or coaching at the major league level, effectively ending the idea that Sandberg would take over.
“Theo called me 10 minutes after they issued the press release (on Mike Quade) and told me that they have a list of guys and I’m not on it,” Sandberg told Barry Rozner of 670 The Score and the Daily Herald. “He wished me good luck and said he hoped I got a chance somewhere soon.
“He didn’t owe me that at all. He didn’t have to do that. It was a classy move and I’m very appreciative of the phone call. In the end, I wished him and everybody there good luck.”
Sandberg said he had no hard feeling towards Epstein or anyone in the Cubs organization. He even offered a piece of advice to Cubs fans:
“Cubs fans should have trust in Theo. They’re in great hands with him and Jed (Hoyer) and Jason (McLeod),” Sandberg said. “They’re heading in the right direction and they’re going to do everything in their power possible to get the Cubs where they ultimately want to be.”