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Sveum hired as Cubs manager

Posted on: November 16, 2011 11:06 pm
Edited on: November 17, 2011 2:48 pm
By Matt Snyder

UPDATE: 2:35 p.m. ET, Cubs have named Sveum the new manager. He'll be officially announced Friday in Chicago.

Original story below.

Before we dive into this, let's first take a deep breath and realize nothing is official and most of this is speculation. OK? Good. Now let's move on.

Several signs point to the Cubs hiring Brewers hitting coach Dale Sveum to be their next manager. First of all, multiple outlets have reported all week that both the Cubs and Red Sox had Sveum toward the top of their list. The Cubs also had Mike Maddux as one of the favorites, per multiple reports. Keep those two items in mind and factor in the following:

1. Carrie Muskat of reports that Maddux is likely out of the running for the job due to family concerns. It had previously been reported that Maddux was unsure if he wanted to move his family from Texas.

2. Several outlets -- including Jon Heyman of -- have reported that the Red Sox are now going to expand their managerial search and start interviewing candidates who haven't previously been interviewed.

3.'s own Scott Miller is now reporting that Sveum has been offered the Cubs' job.

Do the math. The Cubs had two frontrunners. One dropped out. The Red Sox had a reported frontrunner but are now seemingly starting over just as the Cubs have reportedly offered Sveum the job. If we connect the dots here, Sveum will soon be named the Cubs manager. But things can always change and, again, it's best to remember this isn't official by any stretch.

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Since: Nov 17, 2011
Posted on: November 17, 2011 11:37 am
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Since: Jun 3, 2010
Posted on: November 16, 2011 11:56 pm

Signs point to Sveum as Cubs manager choice

Mike Quade was an excellent third-base coach for the Cubs. Doing that job has nothing to do with managing the entire team.


- Matt

Since: Feb 11, 2009
Posted on: November 16, 2011 11:49 pm

Signs point to Sveum as Cubs manager choice

Thank You Chicago. Sveum couldn't even coach third base when he was here in Boston. 

Since: Aug 31, 2011
Posted on: November 16, 2011 11:47 pm

Signs point to Sveum as Cubs manager choice

Sveum would be a decent choice by the Cubs.  I am a Maddux fan myself but realize family comes first.  Sveum did very well for the Brewers in filling in as an interim manager. The players respect him and with our lack of offense lately, any help is welcomed!

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