Oct 11, 2010, 12:45 PM EDT
Nationals third base coach Pat Listach was on the short list to become the Cubs’ new manager, but Bill Ladson of MLB.com reports that the former Rookie of the Year is no longer in the running for the job.
Ladson notes that Listach “is still respected by the organization” from his days managing in the Cubs’ minor league system, including going 83-59 at Triple-A Iowa in 2008. Listach previously said the Cubs’ job would be “a dream come true.”
Instead he’ll likely try to land the gig replacing Cito Gaston in Toronto. Meanwhile, this seemingly indicates that the Cubs have narrowed their search down, with interim manager Mike Quade and Ryne Sandberg the presumed front-runners.