Quade to Meet with Epstein and Hoyer Again this Week

According to a report from the Sun-Times late Sunday night, Mike Quade met with Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer last week to discuss his future with the team. The Sun-Times did not indicate if the meeting took place in Chicago or in Florida.

According to the Sun-Times, nothing was resolved in the first meeting and Quade is scheduled to meet with Epstein and Hoyer again this week. Quade is expected to find out whether he will be back for the final year of his two-year contract (that includes a third year option) at that time.

Jed Hoyer will be introduced as the Cubs new GM at a press conference on Tuesday. According to the Sun-Times, Quade’s status may or may not be clarified during that press conference.

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  • xaxinho

    Theo, ok, we all know that you have a lot of work. But this is the easiest task:
    – You are fired.

    … and let’s move on…

    • Tony_Hall

      He is being very diplomatic here, and technically Hoyer needs to be introduced first, as the GM hires and fires the manager.

      I am sure by next weekend, we will be discussing the hiring of a new manager.

      • J Daniel

        You are correct.  He is just following proper protocol, just like Ricketts did.

        I find it unreal and comical that this is just coming out.  The leaks aren’t as fast as they were before, at least not yet.  Must be killing Bruce Levine and the boys.

        • Dorasaga

          Again, very funny.

  • jfish1219

    Good god just fire the man already. How hard of a decision is it?

    • J Daniel

      It is not hard at all.  He is just doing it the right way.  Maybe he has his mind made up already – we have no idea of what is going on behind closed computers.

  • Ripsnorter1

    Theo have a brain cramp?

    I tell you, if Theo keeps this buffoon on board, his grace period is over!
    He’ll already have become the new Jim Qlueless!

    • cubs1967

      i’m assuming team theo is very thorough on things rather then just come in and launch guys.  theo is smart; i assume he knows there is NO way anything he says would be taken to heart if quade is left. add in the ryno factor and cubs fans have no patience for quade.

      should be a busy 10 days for team theo with quade gone, finding a new mgr, talking to Z and starting the “how do we get him out of here” plus talk to rami too.

      and PRINCE!!!!!!!!!

      • J Daniel

        Aram is gone too.

      • gocubs

        As great as Prince is, a 1B is not worth that type of contract.  You can make up that type of production in other areas for much, much cheaper.  I would be very surprised if they try to sign Fielder.  Just doesnt make a ton of sense – by the time the organization is really ready to complete, he will no longer be in his prime years.  Would be a pretty risky move. 

    • J Daniel

      Unless Joe Madden is the manager in a year.  Maybe he has his guy but it needs a year?  I don’t think so, think he will be fired, and the Cub way will start.

    • J Daniel

      Also, Qua has 1 year left on his deal.  They are not going to extend him and I can’t imagine they want this brought up all year.  Change is coming.

  • Guy

    C.C. should be priority #1 period!

  • paulcatanese

    I would think next year the outfield could very well be Soriono in left, Jackson in center and LaHair in right, not a prediction but a thought. The infield will stay the same,Pena, Barney(or LeMahieu) at 2nd, Castro at short,and Aram still here at third, and Soto behind the plate. This would be to start the season. Any backups would be what Theo would be after or replacing the starters, as after them all bets would be off for the bench. The bench could be some of the starters with trades to replace them. Ok, now I have confused myself, but I know someone will straighten it out.

    • scooter®

      Lahair is close to heading japan. I wonder if Theo calls Girardi for managers job(doesn’t he have the dream clause?).

  • John G

    Na Na Na Na
    Na Na Na Na
    Hey Hey
    Goooood Bye!!!

  • matthew8510