As expected Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer interviewed Dave Martinez on Thursday and the two-time former Cub is looking to become the next manager of the team that drafted him in 1983.
According to Bruce Miles, Epstein and Hoyer spent the entire day with Martinez at Wrigley Field.
Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer met with Rick Renteria in San Diego on Monday and have already interviewed A.J. Hinch and Manny Acta.
It is unclear at this point if the front office will interview another candidate or two before moving on from what Bruce Miles labeled as ‘Phase 1’ of the process. The front office could be waiting to talk with current Red Sox’s bench coach Torey Lovullo before making any decisions or moving forward with the managerial search.
Bruce Levine reported on Thursday afternoon that the Cubs coaching staff “will consist of at least two, and most likely three, bilingual baseball men.”
According to the Tribune, Dale Sveum’s coaching staff is receiving interest from other teams. When Theo Epstein dismissed Dale Sveum he said the coaching staff was welcome to look for other opportunities while the front office searched for a manager. The Cubs would like the new manager to retain a few of the coaches that the front office views could help the team move forward. The team would reportedly like for the new manager to consider bringing back Chris Bosio, Lester Strode and Dave McKay.
Sveum’s staff remains under contract until October 31 but the Reds have interest in David Bell for their managerial opening and Jamie Quirk interviewed recently with the Rangers. The Tribune reported the Diamondbacks have interest in Dave McKay.
Stay tuned for updates from The Cubs’ Skipper Search …