A thoughtful Mike Quade watches as his team takes on the St. Louis Cardinals at Wrigley Field. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
UPDATE: Sources say there's nothing to this rumor. Nevertheless, it was worth posting.
This may or may not happen, but MSNBC is reporting this, via tweet from Will Carroll:
Triple-A Iowa skipper Ryne Sandberg is going to promoted to the position of Cubs bench coach, according to Carroll, and will probably serve as a kind of successor to Quade. The 53-year-old former third base coach led the Cubs to an impressive 24-13 record down the stretch. Carroll, formerly of Baseball Prospectus, says an official announcement could be made by next week.This was originally posted in the FanShot area, in which the Daily Herald's Bruce Miles made this comment:
Hate to disagree with my old pal Will, but this scenario seems very unlikely.
by Bruce Miles on Oct 14, 2010 4:33 PM CDT reply actions
So, we shall see. I have no information myself one way or the other about this; but since this report is out there, I thought I'd get it on the front page for discussion. While I'm a Sandberg backer, I would not have a problem with this choice, if it turns out to be the way the Cubs go.