The Chicago Cubs fired manager Mike Quade after their third consecutive season without a playoff appearance, the Major League Baseball club announced on its website.
Lou Piniella retired as manager of the Chicago Cubs six weeks early to spend more time with his ailing mother, saying he “cried a bit” after putting on the uniform for the last time.
The Chicago Cubs will stick with Mike Quade as manager, signing him to a two-year contract today.
Lou Piniella will step down as manager of the Chicago Cubs after today’s game against the Atlanta Braves.
Former Boston Red Sox manager Terry Francona has talked to the Chicago Cubs about replacing fired manager Mike Quade, the Cubs said on their website.
The Chicago Cubs fired manager Dale Sveum after finishing last in their division to miss the playoffs for the fifth-straight year.
Hall of Famer Ryne Sandberg was hired by the Philadelphia Phillies to manage their Triple-A affiliate after the former second baseman was overlooked by the Chicago Cubs.
Chicago Cubs outfielder Tyler Colvin will miss the rest of the season after a broken bat punctured his chest.
Theo Epstein will join the Chicago Cubs as president of baseball operations, leaving the Boston Red Sox to try to turn around another team with a decades-long championship drought.