Matt Garza


The Cubs are searching for their next manager and focusing on ex-catchers – Joe Girardi and Sandy Alomar Jr. – at a time when that might be the organization’s biggest weakness.


One ex-Cub may be the talk of the town right now, but when playoff baseball starts Tuesday night, Joe Girardi will have no impact on what happens in October.


Mike Quade kept talking, insisting his team could get back into the playoff race, so a reporter jokingly asked the manager if the Cubs would become buyers at the trade deadline.


MILWAUKEE – Dale Sveum says he doesn’t read the clips or pay attention to Twitter. But the Cubs manager knows it’s out there.


Whether he’s available or not depends on whom you ask.