The Cubs announced that interim manager Mike Quade will become the teams full time manager, according to multiple reports. Quade was the teams third base coach prior to replacing Lou Piniella as manager.
Quade began his managerial career in 1985, and won his 1,000th career game in 2004. He has coached in Cubs minor league system for several years and is very familiar with some of the teams upper level prospects.
The Cubs made the right decision sticking with Quade. While bringing in Ryne Sandberg would have generated a lot of media attention, the focus would have once again been on winning a World Series, and if he is finally the right guy to do it. Quade is a great choice, but the decision won't garner national attention... at least not yet.
Quade comes in with fairly low expectations. He knows the team, the players like him, even the fans like him. Let's give him a shot and see what happens.