When the Chicago Cubs hired former Boston Red Sox general manager Theo Epstein as their team’s president and brought in former Red Sox executive and San Diego Padres general manager Jed Hoyer to be their general manager, one of the first moves the duo made was to hire former Red Sox and Milwaukee Brewers assistant Dale Sveum as their manager.
Less than two years after his hire, Sveum is wondering if he’ll remain the Cubs manager after the season comes to a close Sunday.
“I’m not going to sit here and lie that you’re not wondering what’s going to happen in four to five days from now,” Sveum said via Jesse Rogers of ESPN Chicago. “That’s just human nature, but there’s nothing you can do about it or control those decisions. You just keep plugging away.’’
Entering Wednesday’s matchup with the Pittsburgh Pirates, Sveum was 126-194 as the Cubs manager.
“The bottom line is we haven’t won as many games as we would have liked to,” Sveum told Mark Gonzales of the Chicago Tribune. “We knew going in getting this job there was going to be a very good chance that people were going to be traded for prospects and so on and so forth that we needed to get the minor league system much healthier and hit the jackpot with free agents we signed and things like that. Nothing has really changed that I was told.”
This will be the fifth consecutive season the Cubs have missed the postseason.