Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Midweek Roundup: Levine's Chat, Managerial Seach Update & More

Random News & Notes:

  • The Chicago Tribune reports that Tampa Bay Rays bench coach Dave Martinez would be interested in the Cubs' managerial position if the team contacts him.
  • Forbes rated the Cubs the least efficient team in baseball.
  • Bob Melvin told that the Brewers are not about to hire Bob Brenly as some reports indicated.
  • Former Cubs outfielder Matt Murton has set the record for Japanese hits in a single season. On Tuesday, his 211th hit broke the mark set by Ichiro.
  • Bruce Levine thinks that the Cubs managerial situation might be "close to entering phase two."
  • Alan Trammel and Larry Rothschild's futures with the Cubs is not certain. Trammel might remain on the staff as the bench coach, but it is also a possibility that he will join Kirk Gibson's staff in Arizona. Rothschild has an option for 2011 worth $400,000.

Notes from Bruce Levine's chat:

  • The Cubs will do what they can to try to move Kosuke.
  • Adam Dunn is high on their hit list.
  • If Mike Quade is the manager, Levine does not see Sandberg on the coaching staff. If Ryno is the skipper, Quade will most likely not stay on the staff.
  • Bruce expects the decision to be made by the third week of October.
  • He believes that Tyler Colvin will be a starting position player for the Cubs in 2011.
  • It appears that Jim Hendry is down to three: Sandberg, Quade, and Wedge.
  • Levine does not think Brett Jackson will be ready to break camp with the team next spring.
  • "Quade has probably earned the job."

That's it for now, but I'll keep you posted!

No comments:

Post a Comment