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 a lengthy phone conversation yesterday after the press conference. Today, I flew to Florida to inform Mike in person that the Cubs have decided not to bring him back as our manager for the 2012 season."
Quade, who was born in Evanston, Illinois, owned a record of 95-104 (.477)since taking over for Lou Piniella to finish the 2010 campaign. It appears the team would like to move in a new direction.
Epstein said the search for a manager will begin immediately.
“We are looking for someone with whom and around whom we can build a foundation for sustained success," Epstein said. "The next manager must have leadership and ...