As the Cubs announced Dale Sveum as the new manager, he said all the right things. But can he walk the walk and take the Cubs where no manager from the past century before him has gone?
Now that the front office staff is in place and the Cubs have their new manager, when the heck will they start upgrading the roster in an attempt to turn the franchise around?
Dale Sveum has had a front row seat to almost every game of Prince Fielder's career and has received a glowing recommendation from the slugger. But is that enough to lure the big man to Chicago?
The Cubs announced Dale Sveum as the new manager Thursday afternoon. The introductory press conference will be tomorrow at 9 a.m. and will be streamed at CSNChicago.com.
There have been some rumblings about free agent Mark Buehrle possibly ending up on the North Side next season. But, fear not White Sox fans, CSN's Chuck Garfien says it won't happen.
According to SI's Jon Heyman, the Cubs have offered their manager job to Dale Sveum, which comes on the heels of CSN's David Kaplan reporting Mike Maddux will likely not pursue the opening.
CSNChicago's David Kaplan is reporting the Cubs will re-sign Kerry Wood, possibly to a two-year deal, barring an unforeseen development.
Despite being interested, Mike Maddux does not appear willing to pursue the Cubs' managerial position, meaning the team's next manager very well could be Dale Sveum.
With the general manager meetings set to begin Monday in Milwaukee, Patrick Mooney examines the Cubs' plan. What areas are Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer looking to improve this winter?