Tuesday, October 29, 2013
Cubs patient in manager search
By Doug Mittler
The Chicago Cubs remain patient in their search for a new manager. Former Mariners manager Eric Wedge will be interviewed Tuesday while the club will wait until after the World Series to talk with Red Sox bench coach Torey Lovullo, reports Mark Gonzalez of the Chicago Tribune.
Rick Renteria, Dave Martinez, A.J. Hinch and Manny Acta are other candidates prominently linked to the job that became vacant when Dale Sveum was fired at the end of the season.
Given that the Cubs are willing to wait to talk to Lovullo, could they do the same for a prominent Cardinals’ coach as well? St. Louis third base coach Jose Oquendo has interviewed for jobs in the past, although his name has not been connected to any of the openings at this point.
Cards GM John Mozeliak admitted to the Post-Dispatch that he expects other teams to continue to seek out his top personnel.