ESPN 1000 is reporting that the Cubs have hired Lou Piniella. There will be a news conference tomorrow to make it official. The same report says that Rothschild will be brought back, John McLaren will be the bench coach, and Mike Quade will be added to the coaching staff, as the hitting coach, I presume.
The Piniella deal is for three years.
Well, Piniella wasn't my first choice, but I'm not going to crucify him just yet. For now, he's the Cubs manager so I wish him all the luck in the world. He's going to need it.
PS - Screw you, Rothschild.