Ever since Lou Piniella first announced that he was retiring from baseball, the rumor mill has been going crazy over who would be his replacement as the next manager of the Chicago Cubs. Some analysts predicted big names like Joe Torre, Joe Girardi, Tony LaRussa, Ozzie Guillen and Bob Brenly. Other experts predicted that the obvious choice was legendary Cubs second baseman and Triple A manager Ryne Sandberg. But nobody guessed it right, because Cubs GM Jim Hendry has announced that Piniella’s replacement is the team’s interim manager Mike Quade. Wait for it… wait… wait… QUAAAAAAAAAAAADE!!!
Quade has some solid street cred and this might be a good hire for the Cubs, but I have to admit that I’m distracted by Hendry still having a job. I mean, who is going to co-host Baseball Tonight with Omar Minaya now?
Tell us about this man named Quade, CBS Sports: