Another season, another losing year. It’s become a tradition for Cubs fans, though with a budding farm system and money to spend (not to mention a relatively new front office) that’s hopefully something that will change.
If it does, it won’t be under manager Dale Sveum, was was fired this morning.
Per Fox Sports’ Ken Rosenthal:
#Cubs fire Sveum.
Sveum wasn’t even sure if he’d return for the 2014 season, but the decision was apparently made for him.
The California native had been manning the Cubs’ ship since the 2012 season, though, the results were disappointing where he won 61 games in 2012, 66 in 2013.
In fairness to Sveum, it’s not as if he was exactly put in a position to succeed, but he didn’t do much with what he had either (which again, wasn’t all that great).
The firing might not be so much about what Sveum did or didn’t do as it is the Cubs desire for a big name skipper, say like Joe Girardi of the New York Yankees who could be on his way out of the Bronx. It would likely take a hefty salary to sway Girardi out of New York, but rumors have linked the Cubs to potentially going after the highly desired manager.