Well with only 11 games left in the regular season for the Chicago Cubs, they currently stand at 63-88 on the year.
Not bad compared to last seasons 61-101 record where they finished fifth place ahead of the Houston Astros. But this season they are currently sitting where the Houston Astros would have been if they stayed in the National League Central.
Now when the Cubs announced they were looking for a new skipper, I expected them to bring up Ryne Sandberg from the minor leagues to give him the big league job. That didn’t work out so well, now he’s with Philadelphia. Bringing on Sveum to take over the mother ship was a bit of a confusing move.
The guy is a great manager but back to back close to last place finishes can’t be all that great. The last time we had a winning season was back in 2009 when the Cubs finished 83-78 after a 97-64 2008 campaign.
You would have to think the skippers job could be in jeopardy although the two game win different from last season.
Right now Epstein hasn’t made a decision on what will happen right now, but as the winter meetings begin later on this year, we should have a better idea of what will happen.
Sorta tough to follow Dusty Baker and Lou Piniella.