Chicago Cubs: Mike Quade Hiring Disappointing on Many Levels

October 19, 2010 by  

The announcement today that Mike Quade would return as Cubs manager and be given a two year contract with a team option for a third year, is not all that surprising. But it is disappointing.

While the reports are saying that Quade has had the interim label removed from his title, in essence any coach or manager in every sport is interim. They are all hired to be fired. Heck, truth be told, as humans we are all interim.

But the choice of Quade is a slap in the face of Ryne Sandberg. No, not because he has some unalienable right to the job just because he is a Hall of Fame former Cubs player. But because he did what he was told to do, went out a d...

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