Posted September 30, 2013

Cubs fire manager Dale Sveum

MLB
The Chicago Cubs have dismissed manager Dale Sveum

Dale Sveum’s two seasons at the helm of the Cubs resulted in two last-place finishes. (Brian Kersey/Getty)

The Chicago Cubs have fired manager Dale Sveum, according to MLB.

The decision was made this morning, at a meeting between Sveum and members of the front office.

The Cubs had a .392 win percentage, with two last place finishes in the NL Central over Sveum’s two-year stint as manager.  The team had entered into a rebuilding phase, but was likely unhappy with the progress of young players, such as Starlin Castro and Anthony Rizzo, under Sveum’s tutelage.

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8 comments
olansuddeth
olansuddeth

I'm a die hard Cubs fan, and I was furious when they didn't give the job to Sandberg... but I don't see how you can pin the horrible seasons on Sveum.  The best hitter on the team batted .251 this year.  The third best hit .233.  Unless you have the Lord Jesus Christ as your manager - and He bends the laws of physics to make your team win - you just won't do much with that lack of talent. 

beast
beast

The 'New Look Cubs' look a lot like the 'Old Look Cubs' to me. However I couldn't care less about Baseball. There's no meaning to Baseball when Championships belong to the Elite Organizations and "stars" are like prostitutes going from team to team whenever someone waves more money in their faces. 

Baseball would be more fun if teams were just a bunch of average people getting together to play for their Hometown and making 50K a year. 

Instead we get Baseball as a walkway for Millionaires who only care about winning if it can land them endorsements and new contracts. 

And since the NBA is fixed the only real sport is football.  

muser
muser

Vince Vaughn would seem like the most logical choice....or Jim Belushi.... 

x72
x72

Rumor is he was fired because he bent his hat brim to much, too much curvature.

UBERTAXTHERICH
UBERTAXTHERICH

@olansuddeth Rizzo & Castro and possibly smardzigkjsa are busts. Future looks dim as usual for the cubbies, good things the fans are used to it.

BosephHeyden
BosephHeyden

It's a good thing football doesn't suffer from the whole millionaires that only care about winning if it can land them endorsements and new contracts.

BosephHeyden
BosephHeyden

@muser Jim Belushi would fit the Cubs mold:  more losses than wins and is far more popular than he probably should be.