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Theo Epstein, the Cubs' new president of baseball operations, said he spoke with former Red Sox manager Terry Francona on Thursday and will speak again to gauge whether Francona is the right fit to be Cubs manager.
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When Tony La Russa decided to hang up his managerial cleats, he did so on his own terms. He walked away from the sport on top of the game, accolades falling at his feet as he walked off into the sunset of a World Series victory. Terry Francona is expected to interview to be La Russa's replacement, but perhaps he should think twice before jumping at a chance to guide the Cardinals...
The Red Sox are in the midst of interviewing candidates to replace Terry Francona as manager. So far the Sox have interviewed Phillies bench coach Pete Mackanin and former Red Sox thrid base coach Dalve Sveum. They are also talking with Rangers pitching coach Mike Maddux and Indians bench coach Sandy Alomar Jr.
Earlier in the week Larry Lucchino said the Red Sox were in...
So it looks as if Cherington and the Red Sox are pretty high on Sveum.
And it wouldn't surprise me if Theo hires Tito for the Cubs.
So the Cubs get Theo Epstein and Terry Francona while we probably get nothing in compensation for Theo and we get Dale Sveum?
Steve Rosenbloom: Theo Epstein is the Cubs' president of baseball operations, but he sounded Tuesday like the general manager he was in Boston, running interference for his new GM, Jed Hoyer, on some big questions.
BOSTON (AP) -- Red Sox general manager Ben Cherington says Boston and Chicago have agreed to extend by at least a week their deadline for settling on compensation for Theo Epstein's departure to become the Cubs' president last month.
Theo Epstein is looking for a new manager to lead the Chicago Cubs. He knows exactly the type of candidate he wants, too.
2011 Chicago Cubs manager Mike Quade will not return to the team next season.
The Cubs released a statement Wednesday saying they decided to move on from the inexperienced skipper.
“Jed Hoyer and I had an all-day meeting with Mike last Thursday at Wrigley Field," said newly minted Cubs President Theo Epstein in a statement. "And Mike and I continued our dialogue with...
As they are both in the middle of a managerial search -- and, starting at 12:01 a.m. ET Thursday, free agency -- the Red Sox and Cubs have received an extension to work out compensation for Theo Epstein's departure from Boston to Chicago.
Joe Strauss reports that interviews are set to begin soon. The only manager amongst those that managed in the majors last season is Terry Francona.The committee today holds the first in a series of face-to-face interviews with a pool of "less than 10" candidates including former Boston Red Sox manager Terry Francona and longtime Cardinals third base coach Jose Oquendo...
Chicago Cubs manager Mike Quade will not return next season.
Theo Epstein, the team's new president of baseball operations, announced the decision Wednesday after traveling to Florida to inform Quade.
Epstein praised Quade, but said the Cubs will benefit from someone who can come in ''with a clean slate and offer new direction.''
Quade got the job after a 37...
CHICAGO - Maybe we should take baseball chief Theo Epstein and general manager Jed Hoyer at their word. Maybe...
Chicago Cubs manager Mike Quade was fired Wednesday in the first major move by Theo Epstein since becoming the team's president of baseball operations. Epstein said Quade would not return after traveling to Florida to tell him in person. He called Quade an "outstanding baseball guy" but said it was time for a change.