Tag:Tom Ricketts
Posted on: October 12, 2010 11:51 am
Edited on: October 19, 2010 12:11 pm
 

Wedge interviews in Chicago

Eric Wedge The Cubs interviewed former Indians manager Eric Wedge, ESPNChicago.com reported .

The report notes interim manager Mike Quade and Triple-A Iowa manager Ryne Sandberg have already interviewed with Tom Ricketts, the team's chairman of the board. Wedge had previously interviewed with general manager Jim Hendry.

Bob Melvin is also said to be a candidate for the job and may have interviewed, as well.

Wedge managed the Indians from 2003-09 and was the American League Manager of the Year in 2007.

Wedge's name has been up for just about every managerial opening this offseason.

-- C. Trent Rosecrans

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Posted on: September 16, 2010 6:53 pm
Edited on: October 19, 2010 12:31 pm
 

Ricketts discusses future Cubs manager

Tom Ricketts If you want to manage the Cubs, you must understand that you're doomed to fail. Or at least that's what new owner Tom Ricketts said on Thursday.

At a lunch panel in Chicago, Ricketts said any manager would have to understand what makes being the Cubs manager different than any other job.

"We have to have a manager who really understands what it is to be the Cubs manager, the pressure, the scrutiny you get and be able to handle those periods in June when you lose three games in a row and people start talking about Year 103 of the curse," Ricketts said, according to the Chicago Tribune . "We have to have someone who understands what they're getting into."

That would seem to be a good sign for Ryne Sandberg -- or Sisyphus.

Ricketts also said he wanted a manager who is willing to coach the fundamentals and is committed to a long-term future in Chicago.

"I think that we're going to bring in someone who has in their mind that this is their job and their position forever," Ricketts said.

-- C. Trent Rosecrans

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