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David Ross Newsbeat

Tuesday, October 29, 2019

Yes man? Puppet? Cubs immediately squash that idea at start of David Ross’ managerial tenure

It’s not everyday a Major League Baseball team hires a new manager and the skipper’s weaknesses are readily apparent to even the most casual of fans.

The Cubs are well aware David Ross does not have any managerial or coaching experience. They’re not running from the fact that he was teammates and buddies with a lot of guys still on the roster and will now have to transition into being their boss.

Another common refrain is Ross’ close ties with Theo Epstein’s front office and the concern that he would just be a shill for those guys while standing on the top step of the dugout.

That’s not at all what the Cubs are envisioning here.

Won’t we need to see him in action in order to determine that?

 

QLE Posted: October 29, 2019 at 12:46 AM | 8 comment(s)
  Beats: cubs, david ross

Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Cubs reportedly had second interview with David Ross

The Cubs’ managerial search is in full swing as they continue to line up intriguing candidates to replace Joe Maddon. In recent weeks, Houston Astros bench coach Joe Espada’s name has been floated out as a strong candidate, with reports stating that the Cubs had already scheduled their second interview with the much sought after coach.

While the fact that Espada is such a strong candidate in the midst of a World Series run has led many to believe he is the runaway favorite right now, it is still very much so a wide-open race.

It was reported that while not extremely publicized, former Cub David Ross is believed to have had his second interview with the Cubs organization this week.

Ross, who was extremely clutch in the Cubs 2016 World Series win, has an obvious and extended history with the organization. And while there are no concrete reports on the nature of any follow-up discussions between Ross and the Cubs, it was stated that the two sides have in fact at least had those expanded conversations.

I thought we weren’t supposed to see stories like this while the World Series was ongoing…..

 

QLE Posted: October 23, 2019 at 12:44 AM | 25 comment(s)
  Beats: cubs, david ross, managerial search

Saturday, October 05, 2019

Cubs to interview Joe Girardi, David Ross and Will Venable for managerial opening next week

Joe Girardi expressed interest in the Cubs managerial job on Wednesday. Next week, he’ll get a chance to make his pitch.

The Cubs announced Friday that they’ll interview Girardi, David Ross and Will Venable next week for their managerial opening. The club also said that they interviewed Mark Loretta on Thursday.

Girardi expressed interest in the Cubs’ opening on Wednesday, speaking highly of the organization in an interview with NBC Sports Chicago.

“It’s always been perceived as a good job,” Girardi said. “A big reason is because of the fans and the opportunity to work at Wrigley Field all the time, and the excitement Cubs fans have brought for many, many years.

Let the scramble for the open managerial positions begin!

 

QLE Posted: October 05, 2019 at 12:24 AM | 0 comment(s)
  Beats: cubs, david ross, joe girardi, managerial search, mark loretta, will venable

Tuesday, October 01, 2019

Theo Epstein: David Ross ‘1 of Many Candidates’ for Cubs Job After Maddon Exit

As the Chicago Cubs search for a new manager after letting Joe Maddon go, president of baseball operations Theo Epstein said former catcher David Ross is a target.

“He’s on our broad list of candidates,” Epstein said Monday, per NBC Sports Chicago’s Tim Stebbins. “He’s one of many candidates.”

Epstein said experience will be a consideration but not a “determining factor,” per ESPN’s Jesse Rogers.

“David Ross has a lot of great things going for him,” he said. “His connection to the players on this team, and especially his connection to the 2016 team, are not necessarily assets that distinguish him or are important to us. ... Ross is an attractive candidate, and he’s going to be evaluated on the merits.”

Candidate in the sense of a certain interview, or candidate in the sense that he’ll submit his CV and then hear nothing until they’ve actually hired someone months later?

QLE Posted: October 01, 2019 at 12:45 AM | 32 comment(s)
  Beats: cubs, david ross, managers

 

 

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