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Cubs to interview ex-Mariners manager Eric Wedge

Oct 25, 2013, 1:19 PM EDT

Eric Wedge, Paul Emmel AP

Eric Wedge, whose three-season run as Mariners manager ended in an ugly way last month, is now among the candidates to replace Dale Sveum as Cubs manager.

Patrick Mooney of CSNChicago.com reports that the Cubs will interview Wedge next week, bringing in the former Indians and Mariners skipper who was named Manager of the Year in 2007. Wedge has a 774-846 (.478) career record, including 95, 87, and 91 losses in his three seasons in Seattle.

Mooney notes that Wedge previously interviewed to be the Cubs’ manager in 2010, back when Jim Hendry was general manager, and Mike Quade wound up with the gig replacing Lou Piniella. Wedge, who suffered a mild stroke in August, departed Seattle by saying: “If they’d offered me a five-year contract, I wouldn’t have come back here.”

  1. chiadam - Oct 25, 2013 at 1:25 PM

    Just start reporting who Theo has not interviewed to be the Cubs manager. It’s faster that way.

  2. ptfu - Oct 25, 2013 at 1:44 PM

    People with a history of strokes should stay away from the Cubs manager job, for their own health and safety.

  3. chip56 - Oct 25, 2013 at 2:07 PM

    Yankee bench coach Tony Pena would be a great choice for the Cubs.

    • jbriggs81 - Oct 25, 2013 at 4:10 PM

      Pena would be a great choice for ANY club!

  4. Joe - Oct 25, 2013 at 2:43 PM

    Wedge reminds me of Yukon Cornelius in that photo.

  5. Francisco (FC) - Oct 25, 2013 at 2:51 PM

    The Cubs continue their Active Search for a new Manager… One ping only Vasily.

  6. mophatici - Oct 25, 2013 at 6:11 PM

    the mgr list gets more hilarious by the day. I think Theo should take a drug test, because he is obviously high on something if he thinks wedge or hinch have a clue how to manage.

  7. denny65 - Oct 25, 2013 at 9:09 PM

    If Wedge had been offered a five-year extension by the Mariners, most of us would have marched on Safeco with pitchforks and burning tar, demanding to see Jack Z.

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