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Cubs ready to clean house?


08:14 AM ET 06.09 | The Cubs find themselves in a precarious spot, a fact Carlos Pena admits has Cubs players following the news only selectively. Jim Hendry understands his days as the Cubs' general manager could be coming to an end but operates on a business-as-usual basis. That means he does not talk about himself and his situation more than he absolutely must. "People don't believe me, but I don't worry about that," he said when asked if he's concerned about losing his job. ... Recurring mistakes, a run of injuries and a lack of timely hitting have buried first-year manager Mike Quade under a 24-36 record, and both the schedule and the public outcry for change are unrelenting. Something has to give, and probably soon, even if the calls for an organizational clean sweep have yet to penetrate the clubhouse doors.

Chicago Tribune

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June 9, 2011  09:07 AM ET

I'm thinking Ryne Sanderberg is probably glad he didn't get the job.

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June 9, 2011  10:19 AM ET

Pinella looks better and better...

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June 9, 2011  10:37 AM ET

definitely not. he wouldn't have the patience to deal with this team.

Team never needed needs discipline, team needs a kick in the ast. Well obvious is obvious, even with all the bad signings they were better with Pinella.

June 9, 2011  10:48 AM ET

Longing for Ryno :(

June 9, 2011  10:55 AM ET

Exactly who benefited from Lou's discipline? Nobody! They just don't have the pitchers they had last year due to trades, free agency, and injury. And Ramirez is continuing to get worse. One wonders what his real age is.

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June 9, 2011  11:20 AM ET

exactly. he wanted nothing to do with the team, thus my post

He had to retire just from a mental health standpoint. Managing the Cubs was driving him crazy.

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June 9, 2011  12:08 PM ET

Oh look, another Cubs thread.

<rolls over and goes back to sleep>

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June 9, 2011  12:55 PM ET

the cubs franchise needs to replace every coach on the cubs from general manager, pitching coach, hitting coach, bench coach, and the manager who its in charge of the cubs as mike quade itself!!!

June 9, 2011  01:49 PM ET

ever since the general manager was replace with tony regins the angels franchise never ever had been able to built a competent farm system nor the angels have been able to sign a good RBI machine, to my opinion i think the angels need to apply the same approach if the hitters are unable to drive as many run every game and can't win conssistently then its time to remove and replace hitting coach and the bench coach, plus the general manager because honestly as a general manager has done nothing right and 99% wrong if nobody believes this then ask the fans!!!

June 9, 2011  01:55 PM ET

they're only up by 1.5 right now

the indians this team it was expected to slow down but not completely but as we can see even the lowly twins are outplaying them that shows that the indians didn't fall into a slump but rather they refuse to win not matter who they play now!!

June 9, 2011  02:00 PM ET

They sure rollover like cubs.


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