Found November 16, 2011 on Chicago Sun Times:
MILWAUKEE — The Cubs weren’t ready to make an announcement Wednesday, but all indications point to Brewers hitting coach Dale Sveum being named the new manager. An official anouncement is expected Thursday or Friday. Rangers pitching coach Mike Maddux, considered the favorite from early in the process, withdrew his name because of family issues, a source said. The Red Sox said they planned to widen their search after Sveum appeared headed to the Cubs. Cubs general manager Jed Hoyer acknowledged the team had reached out in recent days to all four candidates who interviewed in Chicago the last two weeks. …

New Cubs GM says a lot, reveals a little

Hoyer diplomatically avoids tipping hand on multiple topicsThe Cubs and Red Sox will interview Dale Sveum separately in person for a second time before these meetings end later this week, although Jed Hoyer refused to label it as such.

Cubs' GM Hoyer high on Wood coming back

GM Jed Hoyer spoke glowingly of Chicago Cubs icon Kerry Wood

Cubs interview Hale, bringing candidates to five

The Cubs added another name to their list of managerial candidates Monday, as general manager Jed Hoyer interviewed Red Sox coach and Chicago native DeMarlo Hale for the vacancy.

Cubs offer managing job to Sveum

Advantage, Theo. The Cubs offered Brewers hitting coach Dale Sveum their managing position Wednesday, beating out the Red Sox for the candidate that both teams coveted, a major league source said. The Red Sox declined to make Sveum an offer, leaving him with an easy decision, one that almost certainly will lead to him becoming the Cubs' next manager. New Cubs president Theo...

November 17, 2011: That’s a Fine Kettle of Fish…

I know its all business, and Jed Hoyer and Theo had every right to choose whomever they wished for their vacant managerial position, but their offer to Red Sox front runner Dale Sveum just seems a bit like a “screw you” move to Management… So now the Sox # 1 Pick–and the only one who has rated a 2nd interview to this point, is more than likely going to the Cubs, so now the...

Cubs hire Dale Sveum as manager

The Chicago Cubs hired Dale Sveum as the team's new manager Thursday. The Cubs had offered the job to the former Milwaukee Brewers hitting coach on Wednesday. A press conference is scheduled for Friday at Wrigley Field to introduce Sveum. Sveum, who turns 48 next week, was also reportedly a serious candidate to become the Boston Red Sox manager. The Red Sox had not officially...

Maddux out of running for Cubs' manager job

After Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer conducted followup interviews with each of the Cubs' managerial candidates, Mike Maddux appears to have taken himself out of contention, leaving Dale Sveum as the front-runner.

The Cubs Have a New Manager

Long-time MLB coach Dale Sveum has accepted the offer from Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer to become the Cubs' new manager. To read the rest of the post, be sure to visit us at

Sveum accepts Cubs' managerial position

Dale Sveum accepted the manager's job with the Chicago Cubs on Thursday. Sveum also had been considered the top choice for the vacant managerial opening with the Boston Red Sox, but elected to join the Cubs instead. Sveum was the hitting coach with the Milwaukee Brewers last season. He has served in several positions since joining the club in 2006. Citing a source, the Chicago...

Cubs exploring option of bringing back Wood

General manager Jed Hoyer said Tuesday that president of baseball operations Theo Epstein has talked to Kerry Wood about the possibility of returning, and Hoyer has talked to the pitcher's agent, Pat Rooney.

Cubs Willing To Listen On Everyone

The Cubs are telling teams they'll listen to trade offers on everyone this winter while trying to rebuild the team to be competitive in the future, tweets Bob Nightengale of USA Today.  Danny Knobler of CBS Sports tweeted something very similar around the same time, so perhaps the Cubs are trying to get the word out.  ESPN's Buster Olney also joined in, saying Sean Marshall...

The new "Cubs way": No nonsense

In hindsight, it should have been obvious all along that Dale Sveum would be the Cubs' next manager. Sveum projects a no-nonsense attitude, perfectly in sync with the Cubs' new President of Baseball Operations Theo Epstein and the top lieutenants he's brought in, headed by General Manager Jed Hoyer.… [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]
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