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Mike Quade

Mike Quade
Mike Quade is the manager of the Chicago Cubs. He took over on an interim basis during the 2010 season and was named manager after the season was over.
Mike Quade is the manager of the Chicago Cubs. He took over on an interim basis during the 2010 season and was named manager after the season was over. « Show less

Top Mike Quade Articles

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  • Cubs won't be boring under Joe Maddon, but will they be winners?

     Cubs won't be boring under Joe Maddon, but will they be winners?
    We've already established that Joe Maddon is crazy, one of the prerequisites to taking the Cubs job in the first place. But we also found out Monday that Maddon wants his players to be just as crazy as him. "You have to have a little bit of crazy to...
  • Cubs made right manager move, albeit clumsily

    The November edition of Vine Line, the Cubs' monthly magazine their the marketing department produces, includes a story on manager Rick Renteria under the headline "Exit Interview." It turned out to be a prescient headline, though the subject had no...
  • Rick Renteria gets pass on record for 1st year

    Rick Renteria gets pass on record for 1st year
    PITTSBURGH — With two weeks left in the season the Cubs remain on pace to lose 90-plus games for the fourth straight year, a feat unmatched in the 138-year history of the franchise. Even after a 6-4 victory over the Pirates Saturday that snapped a...
  • Cubs fire Sveum, seek 'spark of a winning culture'

    Cubs fire Sveum, seek 'spark of a winning culture'
    Dale Sveum is out after two seasons as Chicago Cubs manager and the team will seek "a proven leader," president Theo Epstein said Monday. “Today, we made the very difficult decision to relieve Dale Sveum of his duties as Cubs manager," Epstein...
  • From Cubs to Red Sox, a dream trip for Ryan Dempster

    BOSTON — Ryan Dempster spent nine seasons riding the Chicago Cubs' roller coaster, experiencing just about everything one could imagine in a baseball life. During his time in a Cubs uniform, Dempster played for four managers, from Dusty Baker to...
  • Ready for spring training

    Ready for spring training
    The power-outage controversy at the Superbowl may live on, but the football season is over. which means it is time to turn to thoughts of spring, and baseball. Later this week, spring training begins for the White Sox, Cubs and Tribune beat writers Mark...
  • Trading Marmol could fill a couple of Cubs holes

    Trading Marmol could fill a couple of Cubs holes
    Reports say the Tigers are looking to trade for a closer. Hang loose, Carlos Marmol. I mean, didn’t the Cubs sign Kyuji Fujikawa precisely because they intended-slash-hoped-slash-tried to trade Marmol? In fact, the Cubs cut a deal with the...
  • Reed Johnson gets call vs. Pirates' lefty

    Reed Johnson gets call vs. Pirates' lefty
    Reed Johnson will start in right field for the Cubs as they face Pirates' left-hander Brian Burres in the first game of a weekend series Friday at Wrigley Field. But manager Mike Quade only used part of his usual lineup against southpaws, keeping...
  • Quade's done, right? Uh, not so fast

    Quade's done, right? Uh, not so fast
    There are times when you can out-think yourself. There are episodes where you try to divine a situation and what you are being told begins to sound crazy and idiotic while also believable. But enough about Tony La Russa. In this case, I mean Mike Quade...
  • Memo to Theo: Hire Francona

    Memo to Theo: Hire Francona
    If Theo Epstein and his former Boston front-office gang were brought in because they helped end a long World Series drought for a team in an old, revered ballpark in a big city with big pressures, then continue the process with the guy who did it in the...
  • Good start: Sveum saw the same dogbreath Cubs you did

    Dale Sveum will not be doing two shows a night at Zanies. That much we know. That much was evident in his introductory press conference as the Cubs’ new manager. Yeah, well, fine. Stand-up comedy isn't his job. Standing up to the dog attitude of...