Saturday, October 16, 2010

Weekend Quick Hits: Quade Leads the Pack, Wedge to Seattle, Roster Moves, & More

  • Bruce Levine wrote today that the Cubs are getting closer and closer to naming their new manager. He said that Mike Quade is the leading candidate. Levine says that the announcement could come as early as next week prior to the start of the World Series. Major League Baseball does not allow managerial announcements during the Fall Classic.
  • Bruce added the Ryne Sandberg is a candidate for the Toronto Blue Jays managerial position.
  • Bobby Scales and Blake Parker have been outrighted to Triple-A Iowa, reducing the Cubs 40-man roster to 38.
  • Josh Vitters has started for the Mesa Solar Sox twice so far this fall, once at first base and once at third base.
  • The Mesa Cubs finished up the Arizona Instructional League with a mark of 7-9-4.
  • There was an Internet rumor going around that Mike Quade was set to be named the manager with Ryne Sandberg as his bench coach, but several Chicago media members were quick to shoot down the report.
  • Eric Wedge has been named the new manager of the Seattle Mariners, reducing the list of possible Cubs skippers even further. The Sun Times reports that the Tom Ricketts will not lose any sleep over Wedge going elsewhere.
  • Gordon Wittenmyer reports that Joe Girardi continues to have interest in the gig.

That's it for now, but if news breaks on the Cubs managerial search we'll let you know!

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