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Rocky Soprano
11-16-2011, 11:23 PM
Multiple sources are reporting that Sveum will be hired.

DonnieDarko
11-16-2011, 11:25 PM
Who?

Rocky Soprano
11-16-2011, 11:28 PM
Who?

Dale Sveum, and he is currently the 3rd base coach for the Brewers.

Lorenzo Barcelo
11-16-2011, 11:30 PM
Dale Sveum, and he is currently the 3rd base coach for the Brewers.

Former backup shortstop of your Chicago White Sox.

BleacherBandit
11-16-2011, 11:54 PM
Former backup shortstop of your Chicago White Sox.

I think he was also the interim manager for the Brewers a few years back after Ned Yost was canned.

DirtySox
11-17-2011, 12:01 AM
I think he was also the interim manager for the Brewers a few years back after Ned Yost was canned.

Correct. Supposedly the Red Sox wanted to hire him as well, but he preferred the Cubs. Solid hiring.

PaleHoser
11-17-2011, 12:04 AM
he preferred the Cubs

Ugh!

He'll be as forgettable a manager as he was as our third starting shortstop in 1992 (after Ozzie and Craig Grebeck went down with season-ending injuries).

Fenway
11-17-2011, 01:43 AM
Apparently he was the Red Sox choice and interviewed with ownership in Milwaukee earlier today.

The scuttlebutt is Sveum knows he has a 2-3 year window with the Cubs.

Boston he HAS to win in 2012.

http://www.csnne.com/blog/redsox-talk/post/Cubs-offer-Sveum-managerial-position?blockID=595672&feedID=3352

Gene Lamont is looking more and more like the next Boston manager.

MUsoxfan
11-17-2011, 02:05 AM
Gene Lamont is looking more and more like the next Boston manager.


Have fun with that one

dickallen15
11-17-2011, 06:22 AM
Have fun with that one
Gene Lamont was a pretty good manager with the White Sox. Won the division when it was a lot tougher to win in 1993, was leading the division in 1994 when the strike hit, and was fired 30 games into the 1995 season when Schueler traded his ace for garbage and gave him Sabo and Kruk to play with.

Brewski
11-17-2011, 09:37 AM
I'm waiting for the Cubs to get criticized for cheaping out and going with an unproven commodity. Look at all the success they had with experienced managers.

Seriously, this does leave more money to acquire players, say Mark Buehrle.:redneck

g0g0
11-17-2011, 09:44 AM
I'm not sure how much this fits with going with experience for the next manager, but I just hope he works out better than the last 3rd base coach we hired.

doublem23
11-17-2011, 09:46 AM
Gene Lamont was a pretty good manager with the White Sox. Won the division when it was a lot tougher to win in 1993, was leading the division in 1994 when the strike hit, and was fired 30 games into the 1995 season when Schueler traded his ace for garbage and gave him Sabo and Kruk to play with.

Yeah, Lamont was money for those early 90s Sox teams. The only red flag with him is that its apparently taken him 11 years to get back to a managerial position... Not sure if that's his design or not. Anyway, whatever.


Boston he HAS to win in 2012.

http://www.csnne.com/blog/redsox-talk/post/Cubs-offer-Sveum-managerial-position?blockID=595672&feedID=3352



Oh god, will you shut up? Boston "HAS" to win in 2012? Get the **** over yourself.

wilburaga
11-17-2011, 11:01 AM
Gene Lamont was a pretty good manager with the White Sox. Won the division when it was a lot tougher to win in 1993, was leading the division in 1994 when the strike hit, and was fired 30 games into the 1995 season when Schueler traded his ace for garbage and gave him Sabo and Kruk to play with.

Pardon the hijack, but I have tp agree with you here. Lamont did fine for us. I have never been angrier with Sox management than when Schueler handed Black Jack to the Yankees, of all people, for nothing. I'm glad he choked for them in the postseason in 1995 like he choked for us in 1993.

Jack McDowell - the Scott Ruffcorn of October.

Fenway
11-17-2011, 03:24 PM
Now official

http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20111117/NEWS07/111119803/cubs-tap-sveum-as-new-manager

Madvora
11-17-2011, 03:42 PM
1992 teammates with Robin Ventura. Oh man the quest for the BP cup is going to be more heated than ever!!!

DrCrawdad
11-18-2011, 08:03 AM
I don't remember Sveum as a White Sox player at all. I'll have to start taking Edison Factor (http://www.edisonfactor.com/), if only I'd remember to take it...

Does anyone have an image of a Dale Sveum White Sox baseball card?

roylestillman
11-18-2011, 10:10 AM
Hah! Presser started. I'm starting to feel sorry for Jed Hoyer. Theo doing the talking and Jed's only job is apparently holding Sveum's jacket as he puts on the jersey.

asindc
11-18-2011, 10:12 AM
Does anyone find it curious that none of the teams who have hired/are looking to hire a manager this offseason have seriously considered Dave Martinez? When the offseason began, Martinez and Francona were generally considered to be the top two managerial prospects. Now it looks as if neither of them will be managing in 2012.

Foulke You
11-18-2011, 06:48 PM
Did anyone catch Rick Telander's comments in today's Sun Times article about Sveum? He has been increasingly bitchy about the Red Sox organization and fans in recent articles pointing out how the world has to revolve around them. Today, he was pointing out that the Cubs are becoming a "baseball desination" and getting a lot of Red Sox refugees who are "from that haughty, self-absorbed death star" (i.e. Boston). It is amusing to me that a Cub fan like Telander is calling out the Red Sox as self absorbed and haughty. This is the pot calling the kettle black if I've ever heard it. The Cubs organization, their media supporters, and fanbase is right up there with the Red Sox and Yankees considering themselves above everyone else and somehow part of baseball royalty despite never winning anything.

bestkosher
11-18-2011, 10:17 PM
The Cubs organization, their media supporters, and fanbase is right up there with the Red Sox and Yankees considering themselves above everyone else and somehow part of baseball royalty despite never winning anything.

Hey now they won the hearts and mind of the most loyal fan base in the county...oh wait there is no trophy for that.

LongLiveFisk
11-19-2011, 11:33 PM
I see the Cubs are going cheap again. No Terry Francona?

LongLiveFisk
11-19-2011, 11:37 PM
Gene Lamont is looking more and more like the next Boston manager.

My condolences.

I couldn't stand him, although I completely admit as a Fisk fan I am horribly biased because he really treated Pudge like a piece of **** in his last year as a player here. At least that was my perception at the time.

But hey, it's all water under the bridge now. :whistle: