Tag: Mike Quade

Cubs need more arms to lend a hand

The Cubs have played well enough early in the season to keep themselves in the race. The top three in the rotation haven’t hit a groove.  And the Cubs power personnel hasn’t hit the ball with authority yet.  Their track record suggests that should change as the weather warms. Manager Mike Quade is still looking... Read more »


August can be a cruel month.  The weather is hot; players are wearing; and the playoff contenders elevate their play.  Tyler Colvin didn’t mind a few days off.  The Cubs rookie outfielder is hitting .206 in 21 games (13 starts) this month.  Former Manager Lou Piniella had him on the bench for all but one... Read more »


Mike Quade’s baseball pet peeves? “It’s a toss-up between playing with consistent effort and playing with consistent intelligence,” said the new Cubs manager.  “The stuff that goes on in the batters box or the pitchers mound, that’s difficult stuff.  You don’t have to worry about those areas because (Hitting Coach) Rudy (Jaramillo) and (Pitching Coach)... Read more »