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07:27 AM ET 10.15 | The Cubs have gone west to mine for their next coaching prospect. [Chicago's] managerial search made its way to California on Monday where the front office met with San Diego Padres bench coach Rick Renteria. An interview with Tampa Bay Rays coach Dave Martinez is expected later this week. Renteria, 51, is the third known candidate to interview for the job along with former managers A.J. Hinch and Manny Acta. Renteria has been on the Padres coaching staff since 2008 while managing the Mexican National Team in the 2013 World Baseball Classic. He was an infielder for three teams from 1986-1994. Martinez, 49, has been the bench coach for the Rays since 2008 after a 15-year career in the major leagues as an outfielder. He was drafted by the Cubs in 1982 and debuted for them in 1986, playing three years before moving on to the Montreal Expos.

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October 15, 2013  08:36 AM ET

They should offer the job to Martinez.

October 15, 2013  08:56 AM ET

Wally Backman Baby!!!

October 15, 2013  09:26 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

They should offer the job to Martinez.

I agree. Hate to see him leave the Rays but he'd be a good choice for the Cubs.

October 15, 2013  09:56 AM ET

Why would ANYONE take the Cubs job? Career suicide. As Grandmaster Flash would say, "DON'T DO IT!!"

October 15, 2013  10:00 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

Wally Backman Baby!!!

#$*( YEAH!!!!!
Bring that little @#^*er in!!!

October 15, 2013  10:01 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

Why would ANYONE take the Cubs job? Career suicide. As Grandmaster Flash would say, "DON'T DO IT!!"

Maybe to make a hell of a lot more money than a bench coach or minor league manager?
Chicago can also be a really nice place to live if you've got some bucks.

October 15, 2013  11:15 AM ET
QUOTE(#6):

Maybe to make a hell of a lot more money than a bench coach or minor league manager?Chicago can also be a really nice place to live if you've got some bucks.

Maybe so but I don't see why they didn't give Ryne Sandberg a chance.

October 15, 2013  11:44 AM ET
QUOTE(#6):

Maybe to make a hell of a lot more money than a bench coach or minor league manager?Chicago can also be a really nice place to live if you've got some bucks.

Key being "can also be".

October 15, 2013  11:51 AM ET

The Cubs should all four names in a hat and draw one as their new manager for 14, neither of them has a chance of winning for at least 5 seasons anyway and neither of them will be around if it ever happens then.

October 15, 2013  03:46 PM ET
QUOTE(#9):

The Cubs should all four names in a hat and draw one as their new manager for 14, neither of them has a chance of winning for at least 5 seasons anyway and neither of them will be around if it ever happens then.

Dammit, is Herman Franks still lingering in a nursing home somewhere?
He needs to tell the new generation of Bleacher Bums to go get a job.

October 15, 2013  04:45 PM ET

Get a GM that doesn't have to have a truck load of money to make a team.

 
October 16, 2013  12:42 AM ET
QUOTE(#10):

Dammit, is Herman Franks still lingering in a nursing home somewhere?He needs to tell the new generation of Bleacher Bums to go get a job.

Thought that was Lee Elia...

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