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    Quade out as Cubs manager

    Just announced by the Cubs today.



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    Re: Quade out as Cubs manager

    Somewhat surprising, but not shocked.

    Theo simply wants his guy running the clubhouse.




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    Re: Quade out as Cubs manager

    I've gotta think this is to get Ryno back.



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    Re: Quade out as Cubs manager

    Quote Originally Posted by rworkman83 View Post
    I've gotta think this is to get Ryno back.
    Or not I guess...

    Theo says next manager "must have managerial or coaching experience at the major league."



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    Re: Quade out as Cubs manager

    Cubs president of baseball operations Theo Epstein and general manager Jed Hoyer had a seven-hour meeting with Quade last week, and Epstein released the following statement after traveling to Florida to inform Quade that he would not return to the club for the 2012 season:

    "Jed Hoyer and I had an all-day meeting with Mike last Thursday at Wrigley Field, and Mike and I continued our dialogue with a lengthy phone conversation yesterday after the press conference. Today, I flew to Florida to inform Mike in person that the Cubs have decided not to bring him back as our manager for the 2012 season.

    "When I joined the Cubs last week, I knew that Mike had a reputation as an outstanding baseball guy, as a tireless worker, and as a first-rate human being. After spending some time with him this past week, it became apparent to me that Mike's reputation is well deserved. His passion, knowledge of the game, commitment, and integrity stood out immediately. While Mike is clearly an asset to any organization and any major league staff, Jed and I believe that the Cubs would benefit long-term from bringing in a manager for 2012 who can come in with a clean slate and offer new direction.

    "The managerial search process begins immediately. We are looking for someone with whom and around whom we can build a foundation for sustained success. The next manager must have leadership and communication skills; he must place an emphasis on preparation and accountability; he must establish high standards and a winning culture; he must have integrity and an open mind; and he must have managerial or coaching experience at the major league level.

    "I want to thank Mike for his nine years of excellent service to the Cubs, and we certainly wish him well in the future."
    Mike Quade out as Chicago Cubs manager - chicagotribune.com



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    Re: Quade out as Cubs manager

    La Russa retires and Quade gets fired the next day? things that make you go hmmmm....





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    Re: Quade out as Cubs manager

    I loved Quade...but knew this one was coming.



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    Re: Quade out as Cubs manager

    Quade was never an ideal fit as a manager in the major leagues. His strength has always been developing the younger talent at the AAA and major level. I wish that Epstein would keep him close to the organization, maybe move him back to the AAA team, but if the Cubs want to start this new regime off on the right foot they have to back Epstein completely.



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    Re: Quade out as Cubs manager

    $20 says the next Cubs skipper's initials are T.F.




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    Re: Quade out as Cubs manager

    Quote Originally Posted by rworkman83 View Post
    Or not I guess...
    Great. So the Cubs are going to make the same mistake twice.



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    Re: Quade out as Cubs manager

    Now Sandberg is interviewing with the Cardinals. Wow.



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    Re: Quade out as Cubs manager

    Sanberg couldn't even pass an interview with Jim Hendry. Hiring Sandberg would be a "typical" Cubs move which is why Hendry didn't do it last summer with his job on the line.

    RING4CY is correct in his prediction and I highly doubt Sandberg is the next Cardinals manager.



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    Re: Quade out as Cubs manager

    I don't know who does excite me, but TF doesn't. Especially with the recent press about his issues.



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    Re: Quade out as Cubs manager

    I was happy to see Quade gone...then I saw all this and I got more depressed.



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    Re: Quade out as Cubs manager

    Not sure who it will be or who I want but I have confidence Theo and Jed will get someone good. They aren't going to lay an egg with one of their first big decisions.



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