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Report: Cubs to interview Bob Melvin for managerial opening

Sep 14, 2010, 1:18 PM EST

Tim Kurkjian of ESPN.com reports that the Cubs will interview former Mariners and Diamondbacks skipper Bob Melvin for their managerial opening.
Kurkjian notes that Melvin was up for the Cubs’ job in 2003 before they went with Dusty Baker instead. Melvin ended up managing the Mariners and won 93 games in his first season, but was fired after going 63-99 in 2004. He quickly found another job with the Diamondbacks and went 337-340 (.498) in parts of five seasons before being let go 29 games into last year.
Interim manager Mike Quade has gone 12-7 since replacing Lou Piniella last month, which is pretty impressive given that the Cubs were 51-74 under Sweet Lou. Joe Girardi has also been linked to the Cubs job, in part because his contract with the Yankees is up after the season and in part because he played seven years in Chicago after being drafted by the Cubs in 1986.

  1. 32 - Sep 14, 2010 at 7:23 PM

    For God’s sake make a sane decision for once, Cubs. Give the job to Ryne Sandberg and be done with it. Why would you even interview yet another retread like Melvin? Get on with it and hire Ryne.

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