Today, in honor – or at least recognition – of Sveum (who’s already 0-1 … thanks a lot, bullpen) and Ventura (whose Opening Day record is TBD) debuts, I thought I’d delve a bit into the history of Chicago’s first-year managers to see what kind of historical hill the new skippers are facing.
As of the end of the 2011 season, many fans and I had had enough. We had heard Zambrano’s guilty pleasure song too many times.
Less than two weeks after he was fired as manager of the Cubs, it appears Mike Quade may have a lead on a new gig.
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.
So, now that we know what we have already assumed for weeks, it’s time to look forward. Who do you think should be the next Cubs manager?
When the Cubs dismissed manager Mike Quade in an official release, the team included one other key piece of information.
The Cubs officially announced Wednesday that manager Mike Quade will not return to the team in 2012.
Now that the new regime of Theo Epstein, Jed Hoyer and Jason McLeod have officially taken over the halls of Wrigley Field, it’s time to get down to work.
One lesson my dad taught me at a young age was not to get over impressed by looks, but it’s hard not to be impressed by the Cubs new front office.
Good to see Chicago’s Theogood hasn’t been lost on Jason McLeod. McLeod was introduced Tuesday along with Jed Hoyer, the team’s new general manager. Yet, it was Epstein who commanded the floor when questions came the trio’s way as to imminent moves to be made.
Cubs President of Baseball Operations Theo Epstein said Tuesday a decision on manager Mike Quade will be made within a week.
Sports Illustrated’s Jon Heyman tweeted that current third base coach for the Brewers Dale Sveum could be a possible replacement for Quade.
Cubs manager Mike Quade met with Theo Epstein and new general manager Jed Hoyer last week but no decision was made on his future.
When the Red Sox endured their epic collapse in September, there was immediate speculation that Boston’s loss could be the Cubs’ gain.
New president of baseball operations for the Chicago Cubs, Theo Epstein, was formally introduced during a press conference at Wrigley Field on Tuesday morning.
Bodog didn’t put odds on Mayor Rahm Emanuel coming up with the $200 million in public money the Ricketts would like to help fix Wrigley Field.
But before I can even ponder the impact of Theo at Wrigley, I first need to wrap my head around what the heck White Sox GM Kenny Williams is up to these days at U.S. Cellular Field – a place that somehow has become even nuttier now that Ozzie Guillen has left the building.
Kenny Williams lost his poker bet, after he pushed Jerry Reinsdorf’s chips to the middle of the table and birthed a regrettable marketing slogan.
Former Diamondbacks manager and current Cubs TV color analyst Bob Brenly said if the Cubs came to him about managing, he would be interested.
Cubs chairman Tom Ricketts doesn’t think the Cubs are too far off from becoming a contender in the National League.
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