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whoman69
11-17-2011, 05:58 PM
The Chicago Cubs hired Dale Sveum as the team's new manager Thursday.

The Cubs had offered the job to the former Milwaukee Brewers hitting coach on Wednesday. A press conference is scheduled for Friday at Wrigley Field to introduce Sveum.

Sveum, who turns 48 next week, was also reportedly a serious candidate to become the Boston Red Sox manager.

The Red Sox had not officially offered the job to Sveum, FOX Sports reported Wednesday.

New Cubs president Theo Epstein and general manager Jed Hoyer were with the Red Sox when Sveum was the team's third base coach in 2004 and 2005.

http://msn.foxsports.com/mlb/story/Chicago-Cubs-Dale-Sveum-new-manager-111711/

jd1020
11-17-2011, 05:59 PM
I'm excited to see what this new management can do, but I don't expect the Cubs to be competitive next year.

'Hamas' Jenkins
11-17-2011, 06:01 PM
The only thing I know about this guy is that Red Sox fans hated him because he was such a terrible 3B coach, and they booed him during intros to the 2004 WS.

whoman69
11-17-2011, 06:43 PM
He was a medium power hitter for the Brewers in the late 80's but broke his leg in a collision. He somehow held on for another decade after that, even a member of the '98 Yankees. Played for LaRussa, Leyland, Pinella and Torre.

Dr. Facebook Fever
11-17-2011, 07:40 PM
Seems like an underwhelming hire but we'll see how he does.

jd1020
11-17-2011, 07:43 PM
Seems like an underwhelming hire but we'll see how he does.

Sveum was plan C. Plan A and B took themselves out.

Sveum was voted top managerial prospect in 2003. And he's been under some of the best mangers this game has had to offer. I'm eager to see what he can do.

Dr. Facebook Fever
11-17-2011, 07:46 PM
Sveum was plan C. Plan A and B took themselves out.

Sveum was voted top managerial prospect in 2003. And he's been under some of the best mangers this game has had to offer. I'm eager to see what he can do.

I think he's a good baseball guy just hasn't proven himself as a manager yet and I guess I expected more of a "splash" to be made... but like you said, the first 2 choices were out. What strikes me funny is that Epstein said he didn't want Sandberg because he wanted a guy with experience... so he hired a guy who's managed like 15 games. Technically that is experience I guess.

jd1020
11-17-2011, 07:47 PM
I think he's a good baseball guy just hasn't proven himself as a manager yet and I guess I expected more of a "splash" to be made... but like you said, the first 2 choices were out. What strikes me funny is that Epstein said he didn't want Sandberg because he wanted a guy with experience... so he hired a guy who's managed like 15 games. Technically that is experience I guess.

Epstein said he wanted a guy with MLB experience. Sandberg has 0 at any level.

Sandberg should have gotten his shot last year but Hendry decided to piss in his cherios and he left.

Dr. Facebook Fever
11-17-2011, 07:59 PM
Epstein said he wanted a guy with MLB experience. Sandberg has 0 at any level.

Sandberg should have gotten his shot last year but Hendry decided to piss in his cherios and he left.

This means absolutely nothing, just throwing it out there... my boss has done some sports broadcasting and knows a lot of the former guys in the Cubs front office and broadcast teams... knew Harey Carey and knows Mike Shannon on the Cards team pretty well... has done some broadcasting from Wrigley...

Anyway... he met Sandburg a couple times and told me about a week ago that yes he was a good player but he's dumb as a box of rocks. Maybe Theo just didn't think he was the right guy for the job for reasons other than MLB experience...?

sedated
11-17-2011, 08:32 PM
His name looks like a combination of "semen" and "cum"

JD10367
11-17-2011, 08:59 PM
Jeez, you guys complained about "Patriots West" just because you got Pioli, Vrabel, and Cassel. The friggng Cubs are already turning into "Red Sox West". Good luck with that, Chicago...

Buck
11-17-2011, 09:02 PM
His name looks like a combination of "semen" and "cum"

Wow.

I came in here to ask how you pronounce that name?

Dr. Facebook Fever
11-17-2011, 09:02 PM
Jeez, you guys complained about "Patriots West" just because you got Pioli, Vrabel, and Cassel. The friggng Cubs are already turning into "Red Sox West". Good luck with that, Chicago...

Yeah but we'd trade them for Bellichick, Brady and Welker. We're just never happy.

Dr. Facebook Fever
11-17-2011, 09:03 PM
Wow.

I came in here to ask how you pronounce that name?

Swaym

veist
11-17-2011, 09:25 PM
Epstein said he wanted a guy with MLB experience. [b]Sandberg has 0 at any level.[b]

Sandberg should have gotten his shot last year but Hendry decided to piss in his cherios and he left.

I don't get people saying that, and you aren't anywhere near the first person I've heard say it. He's managed 2 years of A ball, a year of AA ball and 2 years of AAA ball. Most guys wouldn't do that even if you told them you'd give them a big league gig at the end of it because managing in the minors is a serious grind. He's shown some serious dedication to learning the craft of managing rather than just hanging out as a bench coach or whatever on a big league roster give the guy some credit.

MIAdragon
11-17-2011, 09:33 PM
The guy made you want to kick babies as a 3rd base coach.

jd1020
11-17-2011, 09:33 PM
I don't get people saying that, and you aren't anywhere near the first person I've heard say it. He's managed 2 years of A ball, a year of AA ball and 2 years of AAA ball. Most guys wouldn't do that even if you told them you'd give them a big league gig at the end of it because managing in the minors is a serious grind. He's shown some serious dedication to learning the craft of managing rather than just hanging out as a bench coach or whatever on a big league roster give the guy some credit.

What don't you get about MLB experience? Is it that fact that it doesn't have an "A?"