Mike Quade

Cubs president Theo Epstein. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

The Cubs Are So Over ‘Relieving’ Managers Of Their Duties Or ‘Not Retaining’ Them

Rick Renteria was “fired,” as the Cubs said in their press release.

CBS Chicago–10/31/2014

Dale Sveum. (Photo by Ralph Freso/Getty Images)

Rosenthal: Sveum Is A Goner

When Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer took over the Cubs’ baseball operations, one of their first moves was to dismiss then-manager Mike Quade.

670 The Score–09/25/2013

Dale Sveum, Robin Ventura. (Photos by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Wisch: History Lessens The Chances of Chicago’s First-Year Managers

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.

CBS Chicago–04/06/2012

Carlos Zambrano. (Photo by Ed Zurga/Getty Images)

Baffoe: Do I Change My Tune On Zambrano?

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.

CBS Chicago–12/14/2011

Mike Quade

Report: Quade A Candidate For Twins Triple-A Job

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.

670 The Score–11/11/2011

Ryne Sandberg

Sandberg: ‘Trust In Theo’

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.

670 The Score–11/02/2011

Terry Francona. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Who Should Be The Next Cubs Manager?

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?

CBS Chicago–11/02/2011

Ryne Sandberg

Report: Sandberg Not In Cubs’ Plans, Cardinals Interested

When the Cubs dismissed manager Mike Quade in an official release, the team included one other key piece of information.

CBS Chicago–11/02/2011

Mike Quade

Quade Out As Cubs Manager

The Cubs officially announced Wednesday that manager Mike Quade will not return to the team in 2012.

CBS Chicago–11/02/2011

Pitcher Carlos Zambrano of the Chicago Cubs reacts after throwing a pitch that got him ejected from the game against the Atlanta Braves at Turner Field on August 12, 2011 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Mike Zarrilli/Getty Images)

Zambrano’s Future Uncertain, Ramirez All But Gone

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.

CBS Chicago–11/01/2011

Theo Epstein meets the media as Chairman Tom Ricketts looks on. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Schuster: The Cubs Front Office Sure Looks And Sounds Impressive

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.

CBS Chicago–11/01/2011

Theo Epstein. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Hanley: Cubs Will Always Be Team Theo

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.

670 The Score–11/01/2011

Mike Quade

Epstein: Decision On Quade To Come Within A Week

Cubs President of Baseball Operations Theo Epstein said Tuesday a decision on manager Mike Quade will be made within a week.

CBS Chicago–11/01/2011

Dale Sveum argues with umpire Mark Wegner. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Sveum As Quade’s Successor?

Sports Illustrated’s Jon Heyman tweeted that current third base coach for the Brewers Dale Sveum could be a possible replacement for Quade.

670 The Score–11/01/2011

Mike Quade

Report: Quade To Meet With Epstein Again

Cubs manager Mike Quade met with Theo Epstein and new general manager Jed Hoyer last week but no decision was made on his future.

CBS Chicago–10/31/2011

Theo Epstein. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Hoge: Red Sox’s Loss Is Cubs’ Gain

When the Red Sox endured their epic collapse in September, there was immediate speculation that Boston’s loss could be the Cubs’ gain.

CBS Chicago–10/25/2011

Theo Epstein is now officially the president of baseball operations for the Chicago Cubs  (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Epstein Meets Chicago, Promises ‘Sustained Success’

New president of baseball operations for the Chicago Cubs, Theo Epstein, was formally introduced during a press conference at Wrigley Field on Tuesday morning.

CBS Chicago–10/25/2011

Photo Of The Wrigley Field Sign. (Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Hanley: Don’t Count On Public Funding For Wrigley Field

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.

CBS Chicago–10/13/2011

Kenny Williams. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Wisch: Kenny’s Managerial ‘Short List’ Really Sox It To Ya

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.

CBS Chicago–10/12/2011

Robin Ventura. (Getty Images)

Bernstein: Here’s Why Ventura

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.

670 The Score–10/06/2011