“Joe will find out that this is a little tougher job than the Tampa Bay job,” Piniella says.
Maddon’s a really good manager, but big names haven’t panned out for the Cubs in years past.
Right now, there is no managerial opening with the Cubs. But if there were, Ryne Sandberg would be reportedly open to interviewing for the job.
Well, the All-Star Game is done. And, in case you stopped paying attention around Mother’s Day…or Tax Day, the Chicago Cubs are, too.
The Cubs’ World Series drought is at 103 years, that fact is pretty well known. But few people know what’s like to actually try and break that drought, and the pressure that comes with it, like former manager Lou Piniella.
I’m rooting like hell for Mike Quade to succeed in his new, unlikely job as Cubs’ manager. (I have no idea if he’s going to be any good at it).
When the Cubs’ Lou Piniella stepped down as manager and Mike Quade took over, there was an apparent difference in the team. The Cubs began to win. Now that a new season is about to begin to give Mike Quade a fresh start, they hope things continue to improve.
Dusty Baker spent four seasons as the manager of the Chicago Cubs. In those four years he went from being honored with the slogan “In Dusty We Trusty,” to an ugly present left for him in the dugout.
Under performing players with big contracts can give a manager headaches. The front office doesn’t want to pay them sit on the bench, but there are often players with smaller contacts outperforming them.
While pitchers and catchers start practicing in sunny Arizona and Wrigley Field starts thawing out from the blizzard, hope springs eternal for Cubs fans.
It should not be a luxury to have an actual person in charge of your baseball team.
Former Cubs skipper Lou Piniella has joined the San Francisco Giants’ front office, according to published reports.
Mike Quade will manage the Cubs for the 2011 season, that much we know. Although there are a few coaching positions left to fill, it appears as if Ryne Sandberg will not be on the staff.
By Ben Finfer– The 51st manager in Cubs franchise history may very well be the least exciting. Mike Quade. I haven’t been this dissatisfied with a coaching hire since Vinny Del Negro was handed the […]
Ryne Sandberg spoke with Barry Rozner, of the Daily Herald and The Score, shortly after after hearing that Mike Quade would be named the manager of the Cubs. “It’s hard for me to answer questions […]
CHICAGO (WSCR) – All the speculation surrounding the future manager of the Cubs officially ended Tuesday with the announcement that the team has hired Mike Quade. The Cubs signed Quade to a two-year contract, along […]
I enjoy the work of SI.com’s Will Carroll, but I really hope he’s wrong. The former Baseball Prospectus Senior Writer and current BWAA member reported via Twitter yesterday afternoon that the Cubs were planning to […]
CHICAGO (AP) The Chicago Cubs say pitching coach Larry Rothschild has exercised his option for next season. Rothschild just completed his ninth season in Chicago, where he has worked with managers Don Baylor, Bruce Kimm, […]
UPDATE: MLB.com Brewers reporter Adam McCalvy quotes Brewers GM Doug Melvin saying on the radio that “Unless somebody else has been doing the hiring process, [the Brenly story is] not true.” Updated Oct. 6, 2010 […]
CHICAGO (AP) Chicago Cubs chairman Tom Ricketts says he expects the team’s payroll to be slightly lower next season. He also isn’t going to put a timetable on hiring a manager. Ricketts spoke Sunday before […]