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Quade: I'll be back


08:08 AM ET 09.22 | While Aramis Ramirez may have one foot out the door, could Mike Quade have already managed his last game in Chicago? It could depend on what the new general manager wants to do. Quade said he hasn't thought about it. "Why would I? We're going to play today and I'm going to be back," he said. "That's the way I look at things. There's no other way to look at it. Why would I look at it any other way?" So the change in GM doesn't affect him? "There's nothing I can do about that," he said. ... He has not talked to Cubs chairman Tom Ricketts about the future. The Cubs still have six games to play in St. Louis and San Diego, and Quade is focused on that. "If they make a decision in a different direction, so be it," Quade said.

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September 22, 2011  08:37 AM ET

Back managing a minor league team?

September 22, 2011  08:55 AM ET

Wrong movie, It should be "Get your **** to Mars."

September 22, 2011  09:04 AM ET

Does he really want to come back?

September 22, 2011  09:32 AM ET

Come on Ryno!

September 22, 2011  10:22 AM ET

We need Pitchingggggggggggggggggggggggg and a couple of big bats. We ned RYNO. I doubt he would want to come back now after they run him out of town. Hopefull Ricketts can get this ship sailing instead of sunk in the dock.

September 22, 2011  10:22 AM ET

It will all come down to who they hire as GM. If they can land a high-profile GM, then Quade is gone as manager. He is better suited to teach in the minors or be the bench coach, not the head guy. My fear is the new GM will believe the bullsh*t Quade spun last fall to get the job in the first place.

September 22, 2011  02:00 PM ET

Sorry Mike but we as fans really hope you aren't coming back...we are the of the largest markets in all of MLB...its about time we had a real GM and a real more of this cut rate bullsh1t

September 22, 2011  03:19 PM ET

"There's no other way to look at it". Really? I got a sneaking suspicion that the next general manager is going to find another way to look at it.

September 22, 2011  04:07 PM ET

quade needs to stop being the cubs manager, the options that this manager has? are either go back to the minors and become a minor league system manager, two he should go back to school and becomes mike sciocia studient, and three just stay away from the game!!

September 22, 2011  05:38 PM ET

As a Cardinals fan, this makes me lol.

September 22, 2011  05:48 PM ET

Anyone who thinks the Cubbies would have won significantly more games with Sandberg managing them have to be under the influence of Cubbie kool aid. Second half players, little clutch hitting, poor fielding, bad base running and inconsistent pitchers all make for a losing team.

September 22, 2011  06:12 PM ET

We need to get more wieners, Daddy !

September 26, 2011  09:58 AM ET

If you had a new GM....and a new front office pretty sure Ryno might come back..i about 75% on the side that he would NOT come back because one season after being so severely insulted by the team you're still the face of, one year isnt going to calm those still be pissed...give Ryno maybe 2-3 years and MAAAAAYBE he will come back...but only if this team gets better with what it finds....I still think they should all be fired for hiring Quade in the first place!

September 27, 2011  01:26 AM ET

First, where in this article did he say "Ill be back"? Anyway, I think Quade did a decent job on what he had to work with. Sure the Cubs were bad this year. But they could have been a lot worse. Quade did a great job handling the production of Castro and Barney. I agree they need starting pitching. I think they really need to try and re-sign Ramirez. He is a leader, and the only big name player that has been consistant.


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