UPDATE: An Hour after his initial report, Will Carroll made a second tweet saying “Just talked to a guy who’s VERY wired into Cubs. Says I’m wrong, esp. on timing. We’ll see, but he’s seldom wrong.”

For more on Quade, Sandberg and the Cubs’ managerial position read the most recent Matt Spiegel and David Schuster blogs.

Will Carroll On The Laurence Holmes Show

Updated on October 15, 2010 at 9:23AM

The Cubs are close to naming Mike Quade as the team’s manager, according to Will Carroll of Sports Illustrated. Carroll reports on his Twitter page that Ryne Sandberg would join Quade’s staff as the bench coach.

Carroll tweeted at 4:02 p.m. today: “Hearing that Mike Quade will be named Cubs manager, with Ryne Sandberg as bench coach. Could happen as soon as next week.”

Originally Posted on October 14, 2010 at 5:04PM

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