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08:45 AM ET 10.04 | Mike Quade earned points with Cubs brass with his 24-12 record over the season's final six weeks. "That wasn't going to be a requirement for Mike to be a contender in the end, but it's sure been nice," Jim Hendry said. Quade said he feels "good" about his chances, but wouldn't presume that he would get the job. "I think a lot of people were surprised when we named him manager for the rest of the season," Hendry said. "And he's certainly done nothing but enhance his situation and be strongly considered at the end. For a guy that hadn't managed since his minor league days and been a third base coach for a while, he got right back on the horse and did a terrific job."

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October 4, 2010  08:51 AM ET

If I was part of the new ownership, I wouldn't let Jim Hendry make any more decisions for this club........I mean, hasn't he already done enough damage?

October 4, 2010  09:23 AM ET

Quade is a miracle worker to get Ramirez, Soriano, "Maddog" Zambrano, and the other usual suspects to win 2/3 of the games he managed. The Cubbies absolutely should make him their manager for 2011.

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October 4, 2010  09:47 AM ET

Well, Hendry certainly has proven that he is a great judge of talent, so I don't know how they could doubt his decision making.

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October 4, 2010  09:59 AM ET
QUOTE(#8):

Hey, he brought in Fat Lou, didn't he?

LOL. Yeah......touche', Chuck....

October 4, 2010  10:00 AM ET

If you want it right - hire Mike,you won't go wrong.

October 4, 2010  03:34 PM ET
QUOTE(#2):

If I was part of the new ownership, I wouldn't let Jim Hendry make any more decisions for this club........I mean, hasn't he already done enough damage?

how that guy still has his job is beyond me.

October 4, 2010  03:57 PM ET

the team should choose wisely, when ever the future of the team its on the line best thing the franchise can do its just keep trying until they really find the right part for this team!!

October 4, 2010  06:27 PM ET
QUOTE(#4):

Quade is a miracle worker to get Ramirez, Soriano, "Maddog" Zambrano, and the other usual suspects to win 2/3 of the games he managed. The Cubbies absolutely should make him their manager for 2011.

Quade would be a miracle worker if he could get you to stop saying Cubbieth.

October 4, 2010  06:44 PM ET

Quade... get your **** to Mars!

October 4, 2010  06:47 PM ET

I like how everyone is giving Mike Quade all the credit in the world for getting a high payroll team to start winning games after they had already been out of the playoff race for a month. And that the only real thing he did was a make a starting lineup that made sense (and really, it's a lineup that should have been put out since day 1). Other than that, he's pretty much relied on the "overpaid vets" Cubs fans hate.

These interim managers becoming full manager never works. Just ask the Mets and the Astros. If anything, Jim Hendry's lasting legacy will be letting Ryne Sandberg, the only logical manager choice, get away because he'd probably point out all of Hendry's flaws.

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October 4, 2010  10:28 PM ET

Let's see if Mike Quade's horse will continue to gallop on the Northside of Chicago for Jim Hendry and the Cubs in 2011.

October 4, 2010  10:35 PM ET
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There is nothing to suggest that the inexperienced "golden boy" Sandberg, who has fewer credentials and personal references, would be any better

No, but he's played the day/night games at Wrigley, so he knows how those work and can coach accordingly. He's worked with most of the young talent on the team to huge success. And they've pretty much groomed him for the job since the day he came aboard as a coach. Look at it this way: it's either Sandberg, an interim manager, or a large number of coaches that have already failed numerous other places.

And keep in mind, there's at least two or three managers out there that have already publicly turned this job down. So it isn't like people don't know what they're getting into. Best to let a guy take the job that knows what he is getting into.

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October 5, 2010  12:24 AM ET
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And Quade doesn't know what he's getting into? Says who? He's a baseball lifer who has far more experience and commands much more respect than the wet newbie Sandberg. Let the golden boy earn his stripes. Quade has at least proven he can get the players to play for him at the Major League level. What has Sandberg proven? That they play for him at the minor league level? Please. Sandberg's hand has already been trumped.Who says an interm manager cannot be successful? That is utter nonsense. Look, the anointed son Sandberg is a fan favorite, but let him gain more experience in favor of someone who is more qualified and held in higher esteem by the players. He can wait his turn, he''ll have to.

I agree - at least give Quade a full season to show what he can or can't do.

October 5, 2010  01:08 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

If I was part of the new ownership, I wouldn't let Jim Hendry make any more decisions for this club........I mean, hasn't he already done enough damage?

agreed

 
October 5, 2010  01:09 AM ET
QUOTE(#11):

how that guy still has his job is beyond me.

agreed

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