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Mike Quade expects to be back as Cubs manager

Sep 21, 2011, 1:47 PM EDT

Mike Quade AP

Aramis Ramirez is “ready to move on” from the Cubs, but Mike Quade said today that he expects to return as Chicago’s manager in 2012 despite a 68-87 record.

Quade got the full-time job after taking over for Lou Piniella last season and going 24-13 down the stretch as interim manager, and he’s at least got the Cubs playing .500 ball since the All-Star break.

“I plan to be back and I plan to do a good job next year,” Quade told Carrie Muskat of “That’s he way I look at things. There’s no other way to look at it. Why would I look at it any other way?”

Of course, Muskat notes that Quade has yet to discuss his future with owner Tom Ricketts and there’s a pretty good chance the person hired as general manager will want to bring in his own manager. Quade is under contract for next season, but his future is very much up in the air.

  1. Chris Fiorentino - Sep 21, 2011 at 1:59 PM

    I plan on marrying Scarlett Johansson in a couple years too…wonder which one has a better chance of happening.

    • dailyrev - Sep 21, 2011 at 2:07 PM

      I was thinking the same thing about the one who played the ballerina and wound up marrying the choreographer for the film. Damn it, she goes and finds the only hetero choreographer in existence….

      So here’s a more likely fantasy: Tony L. wears the baby bear on his chest next season. His next, last, and greatest reclamation/resurrection project…

  2. bravesman1983 - Sep 21, 2011 at 2:06 PM

    Reading his entire quote rather than taking one line of it at face value and ignoring the rest of the answer, I don’t really think Quade was doing anything other than saying what he feels he should say. To me, he may as well have said: “Even if I don’t plan on being back, I’m not going to say it to you right here and right now.”

  3. bigxrob - Sep 21, 2011 at 2:31 PM

    his future with the Cubs is Murkey at best.

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