#Cubs to announce Renteria as manager on Thursday— Carrie Muskat (@CarrieMuskat) November 6, 2013
As reported by Sun-Times overnight, Renteria gets Cubs managing job. Official announcement tomorrow.— Gordon Wittenmyer (@GDubCub) November 6, 2013
Cubs will announce Rick Renteria as their next manager in next 24 hours. It's done— Jesse Rogers (@ESPNChiCubs) November 6, 2013
As I've said before, my first choice was Dave Martinez. The remaining candidates after Joe Girardi decided to remain with the Yankees all appeared pretty much the same to me. They all have roughly equivalent experience and qualifications; some (Manny Acta, A.J. Hinch) had managerial experience, some (Martinez, Renteria) didn't, but had significant experience as bench coaches.
I'll have more to say about Renteria when the official announcement is made sometime tomorrow. In the meantime, I wish him luck (he's gonna need it!) and will hold any judgments till I see what he actually does.