Found September 30, 2013 on
PLAYERS: Theo Epstein
TEAMS: Chicago Cubs
The Chicago Cubs are once again in the market for a new manager. The club announced Monday that it had fired manager Dale Sveum after two years at the helm. The Cubs, fielding a team largely composed of big leaguers who shouldn’t have been in the big leagues, went 127-197 under Sveum’s watch. That comes out to just a .392 winning percentage. The Chicago job was Sveum’s first as full-time manager. He had served as the Brewers’ interim manager in 2008 for 12 games. The Cubs’ next manager will be the second managerial hire under Theo Epstein and will be the club’s fifth skipper since 2006. Filed under: Chicago Cubs, Headlines, MLB

Chicago Cubs weekly round-up: 2013 in the books

The misery of the 2013 season is finally over. The Cubs now look to 2014 to improve.  (Photo Credit: Lenny Ignelzi) The Chicago Cubs finished a lackluster 2013 season with a 4-0 loss to the St. Louis Cardinals at Busch Stadium.  Sunday’s loss capped off a sweep for the Cardinals, a series in which they clinched the National League Central crown and captured the best overall record...

Joe Girardi leading Cubs Manager candidate as Sveum axed

It’s rather likely right now that Joe Girardi will leave the New York Yankees in order to manage the Chicago Cubs? It was reported last Friday that if the Cubs were interested in talking to Joe Girardi, he certainly would listen. Also, the consensus surrounding the Cubs was that they would not fire Dale Sveum until/if they knew Girardi was ready to come to Chicago. They just fired...

Cubs fire Sveum – is that the answer?

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Cubs fire former Brewers coach Dale Sveum

CHICAGO (AP) -- The Chicago Cubs have fired manager Dale Sveum after finishing last in the NL Central for the first time in seven years. The Cubs closed the campaign dropping 41 of their final 59 games, including six of their final seven. They finished 66-96 this season and Sveum went 127-197 in his two seasons at the helm. He has one year left on a three-year deal signed before...

Sources: Hinch on Cubs' list

As the Chicago Cubs' chances to hire Joe Girardi as manager seemingly diminish, here is one name to keep in mind: San Diego Padres assistant GM and former Arizona Diamondbacks manager A.J. Hinch. Hinch is on the Cubs' list of possibilities, according to sources and would be a more viable candidate from the Padres than special assistant Brad Ausmus, who managed Team Israel...

Dale Sveum out as Cubs manager

The rebuilding efforts of the Chicago Cubs are going in a different direction, as manager Dale Sveum has been let go by the organization. Sveum signed a three-year contract with the club prior to the 2012 season, but despite a five game improvement in their win/loss record from 2012 to 2013, the decline of players like Starlin Castro and Anthony Rizzo under Sveum's watch was...

Chicago Cubs fire manager Dale Sveum after two seasons

The Chicago Cubs and GM Theo Epstein have unceremoniously fired manager Dale Sveum after just two seasons at the helm.

Theo Epstein Lowers The Boom On Dale Sveum

(AP Photo)Former Red Sox GM Theo Epstein today fired former Red Sox coach Dale Sveum from his position as manager of the Chicago Cubs. Apparently, the Cubs want a clean managerial slate to help celebrate next year's 100th Anniversary of Wrigley Field (we know how impactful those celebrations are on team performance, don't we?). Sveum was really in a no-win position—skippering...

The Empty Feeling At the End

The Cubs just lost, which means the Cardinals will be guaranteed home-field advantage through the National League portion of the playoffs.  The good news?  The Cubs kept their no-hitter destruction streak alive.  They didn’t score in every single game (including the season finale), but at least they didn’t become a part of that trivia question. Baseball Reference hasn’t...

With Dale Sveum fired, what do Epstein and Hoyer want in their next manager?

By now, the news has more than broken, but in case anyone has not yet heard, Chicago Cubs president Theo Epstein and general manager Jed Hoyer have relieved manager Dale Sveum of his duties. In fact, those are almost the exact words of the Cubs' tweet from very early Monday afternoon. Just released: #Cubs have relieved Dale Sveum of his duties as manager. — Chicago Cubs...

Cubs interested in A.J. Hinch for manager opening

The Cubs are preparing to contact the Padres about front-office executive and ex-Diamondbacks manager A.J. Hinch regarding their managerial job. Hinch is among the names on the Cubs' list of potential candidates to replace Dale Sveum who was fired Monday after two years managing the Cubs. Hinch was first mentioned as one who'd interest the Cubs by Ken Rosenthal of Foxsports...

Yankees Want Girardi to Stay, Negotiating to Keep Him

According to General Manager Brian Cashman, the Yankees want to keep Joe Girardi next year, and rightfully so. Girardi has done a good job with the Yankees, even if he has been at the helm of two teams that have missed the Postseason. Those two times weren't his fault though, and he still managed to keep them in contention longer than either of those teams had any right to be...

So Now What?

Today was last day of the 2013 MLB regular season, so starting tomorrow and contuining for several weeks, there are a number of roster issues that will need to be addressed:   Tags: Cubs Roster StrategyRead more about So Now What?

Here’s to Dale Sveum (What More Could He Have Done?)

(Image: Jared Wickerham/Getty) I can’t imagine many Brewers fans took joy in yesterday’s news that the Cubs fired Dale Sveum.  Although we’ve all had a good laugh at the Cubs’ expense over the last two years – with the Brewers going 26-10 against those jokers – it was a shame that Sveum had to take the fall.  Even Cubs president Theo Epstein’s statement on the...
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