08:10 AM ET 10.26 | The Cubs are a team in transition, and it's now a matter of just how much. Mike Quade has a chance to stay on the job in 2012, although it's a slim chance. [Theo Epstein] said he's only talked to the Cubs' 2011 manager on the telephone and will visit with him within the next week before deciding whether to keep him or replace him. ... It should not be presumed that Terry Francona is off the table. Listening to Epstein, it's clear he really values Francona's skills as a manager. The question is whether continuing to work with Francona -- assuming Francona would continue working for Epstein after he didn???t prevent him from being shoved aside in Boston -- would be the kind of change Epstein says he's coming to Chicago to find.