Piniella: 'It's Going To Happen In Chicago'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.
Bernstein: I Really Like Mike Quade (I Hope He Can Manage)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).
Marshall: "Quade Is One Of Us"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.
Baker Recalls Ugly End To Cubs TenureDusty 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.
Little Guaranteed For Cubs' Big Contract PlayersUnder 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.
Thompson: Quade Could Be Chicago's Next ThibodeauWhile pitchers and catchers start practicing in sunny Arizona and Wrigley Field starts thawing out from the blizzard, hope springs eternal for Cubs fans.
Bernstein: Finally, The Cubs' Manager Is NormalIt should not be a luxury to have an actual person in charge of your baseball team.
Report: Piniella Joins Giants' Front OfficeFormer Cubs skipper Lou Piniella has joined the San Francisco Giants’ front office, according to published reports.
According To AP Source, Ryno Won't Be On Cubs StaffMike 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.
Finfer: Quade Hiring Less Than Exciting
Sandberg Still 'Optimistic About The Future'