Posts tagged "Manager"

UPDATE: Joe Maddon reportedly to become new Cubs manager, Renteria put on notice

UPDATE: Joe Maddon reportedly to become new Cubs manager, Renteria put on notice
It’s been obvious to all but the least connected of humanity, but just now, Jon Heyman of CBS Sports reported that the Chicago Cubs have been talking to Joe Maddon and have also put incumbent manager Rick Renteria on notice that they are exploring the option of hiring Maddon.  The article is full of typos... Read more »

The Hiring of an Unknown to be Manager Leaves Some Fans Upset

The Hiring of an Unknown to be Manager Leaves Some Fans Upset
Yesterday, the Chicago Cubs named Rick “Rich” Renteria as their new manager. This is a position that he likely holds for at least the next three years, and possibly beyond since he has those two option years that the ball club can pick up. Whether you are in favor of this hiring or not, this... Read more »

Scenes From the Rick Renteria Conference Call

Scenes From the Rick Renteria Conference Call
With the news that Rick Renteria got the gig, the media was treated to a conference call just now with the new manager, Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer.  Here are some items of note. Both Theo and Jed were emphatic about Renteria meeting all of their criteria for the next Cubs manager, and Hoyer also... Read more »
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Prepare for your new manager, Mr. Rick Renteria (UPDATE: Contract Details)

Prepare for your new manager, Mr. Rick Renteria (UPDATE: Contract Details)
We have been in limbo for a bit since the Cubs fired Dale Sveum and were just biding their time until the World Series ended.  We’ve seen the Cubs lose out on Brad Ausmus and Torey Lovullo (possibly due to the Red Sox assholishly exercising their contractual rights), and now we’re waiting for Thursday.  ... Read more »

Thoughts On Who Might Be a Great Manager One Day

Thoughts On Who Might Be a Great Manager One Day
As the fans of the Chicago Cubs await the naming of their newest manager, and reports suggest that move might be made at some point this week, I would like to take a moment to speculate on a player or two who I believe might make an excellent manager at some point. At the present... Read more »

Late Night Manager Thoughts

Late Night Manager Thoughts
I’ve been out most of the week.  Thankfully, I was able to catch the World Series clincher, where the Boston Red Sox (thanks to the Theo Epstein/Ben Cherington braintrust) dispatched the St. Louis Cardinals in six games.  I also was able to catch up on some random news.  One of the biggest bits of news... Read more »
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Will Dale Sveum Be Back?

Will Dale Sveum Be Back?
I have not really been a fan of Dale Sveum since Theo Epstein et al hired him to take over as manager for the Chicago Cubs in November 2011. What was Sveum going to bring to the Cubs as this franchise is rebuilt from the ground up? The belief was that Sveum was someone that... Read more »

Dale Sveum's Future With the Cubs

Dale Sveum's Future With the Cubs
Over the course of the season, I have heard many fans of the Chicago Cubs calling for the head of the manager Dale Sveum. They are pinning most of the team’s failure to win on him, and believe that he is the cause of all that is going wrong with the team. They call him... Read more »