Cubs name Mike Quade manager


Via MLBTR, the Cubs have named Mike Quade their new manager, signing him to a two year deal plus an option. The Cubs went 24-13 under his watch after he replaced Lou Piniella on an interim basis this season.

Of course this now means that Joe Girardi will not be leaving the Yankees to manage his hometown Cubs next season. He might still leave to go somewhere else, sure, but you’d be hard pressed to find a better situation than the one the Yankees offer. They’ve got resources, an ownership committed to winning, a new park, the works. The only reason he was ever really linked to Chicago in the first place was the hometown thing. Well, at least this story can be put to bed.

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  1. Big Stein says:

    Looks like we’re stuck with Girardi


  2. vin says:

    Good for Quade, good for the Yanks. FWIW, the Cubs did finish 24-13 under him last year.

  3. Pat D says:

    I still think there’s a chance that Girardi manages the Cubs next year.

    Because I can’t think of anything else clever to say.

  4. Big Stein says:

    Yankee managers don’t last forever.

    The longest tenures have been Joe McCarthy 16 years, followed by Torre and Stengel with 12 years each.

    I figure Girardi manages for 6 more years (giving him 9 years in total) and then he moves on and replaces LaRussa.

    The Cubs job is a dead-end position. In the last 40 years, only one manager lasted more than 4 years (Riggleman – 5yrs). With St. Louis, Joe could manage 10 to 15 years.

  5. Ah finally people can stop talking about that @incarceratedbob fellow…

  6. ROBTEN says:

    Come on, Ricketts! You got what you want. Give those people air!

  7. Jake Barnes says:

    Is there any truth the rumor that The Cubs confusingly hired Quade after Girardi informed them he was too busy thinking about “managing all 12 games of this ALCS”?

    And my advice to Quade, be patient, grow thick skin and get your ass to Mars.

    • Sick Nwisher says:

      And my advice to Quade, be patient, grow thick skin and get your ass to Mars.

      Thank you Jack, I needed that. LOL.

  8. larryf says:

    After that Cliff Lee job interview, Joe G. decided NY was the place for him.

    Now bat Gardy leadoff/Cano 3rd and drop Jeter and Tex’s butts down in the order.

  9. MikeD says:

    Interesting. Pretty much confirms that the Cubs really weren’t considering Girardi, otherwise they would have waited another couple of weeks. I suppose it’s also possible that Girardi told his agent to let the Cubs know he’s not considering a move. Seems the former is the more likely. The story was completely made up by the media.

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