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  1. Hands-on approach suits Quade

    Bruce Levine

    MESA, Ariz. -- Everyone seems to want to know how Camp Quade differs from Camp Piniella. "I think we're running the same fundamentals," Cubs manager Mike Quade said Sunday. "Lou may have a play or two like most managers. They all have a pet play. ...

    Blog | February 27, 2011
  2. Piniella: Cubs in good hands with Ricketts

    Bruce Levine

    LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. -- Former Chicago Cubs manager Lou Piniella was honored along with retiring managers Joe Torre, Cito Gaston and Bobby Cox in a reception to honor the iconic managers held by Commissioner Bud Selig on Tuesday. I asked Piniell...

    Blog | December 07, 2010
  3. Quade impressed Cubs with changes

    Bruce Levine

    CHICAGO -- The Chicago Cubs' hiring of Mike Quade will be second-guessed by fans and media alike, but make no mistake about it, in the circles of baseball people, there will be firm support for Quade going forward. As it turns out in this process,...

    Blog | October 19, 2010
  4. Levine's Cubs season in review

    Bruce Levine

    The Chicago Cubs' season was a tale of three parts in 2010: The quick failure of the team to compete, the drama of Lou Piniella retiring and staying on as manager and then retiring again, and the resurgence of the team in the last 40 games under Mike...

    Blog | October 04, 2010
  5. Quade established himself as top candidate

    Bruce Levine

    In the fall of 2006, Mike Quade -- a relatively unknown manager of the Cubs' Triple-A Iowa squad -- interviewed for the team's big-league job after Dusty Baker's four-year contract expired. "Mike deserved the interview," Cubs general manager Jim H...

    Blog | September 27, 2010
  6. Hendry's take on Quade: 'Outstanding'

    Bruce Levine

    CHICAGO -- Chicago Cubs general manager Jim Hendry returned to Chicago from two days of interviews with Triple-A Iowa manager Ryne Sandberg in Mesa, Ariz. Hendry said the time with Sandberg was well spent but at the same time, Hendry is impressed wit...

    Blog | September 23, 2010
  7. Source: Cubs interview Wedge

    Bruce Levine

    CHICAGO -- The Chicago Cubs have begun their formal process of finding their next manager, according to a major-league source. Wedge has a solid reputatuion in baseball. Most baseball insiders know his firing last year from Cleveland was more a ...

    Blog | August 26, 2010
  8. Chicago Cubs interview former Cleveland Indians manager Eric Wedg...

    Bruce Levine

    Chicago Cubs begin their managerial search by interviewing former Cleveland Indians skipper Eric Wedge.

    Story | Conversation | August 26, 2010
  9. No time to reflect for Piniella

    Bruce Levine

    CHICAGO -- The Chicago Cubs' season took another strange turn Sunday when manager Lou Piniella announced he was leaving the team for good and retiring after that afternoon's game against the Atlanta Braves. Piniella, who originally announced his r...

    Blog | August 22, 2010
  10. Evanston's Quade excited to manage Cubs

    Bruce Levine

    CHICAGO -- The Mike Quade era as Chicago Cubs manager begins on Monday in Washington. The 53-year-old third-base coach replaces Lou Piniella as manager after Piniella announced on Sunday that he was retiring after the game against the Atlanta Braves....

    Blog | August 22, 2010
  11. Cox wants Piniella to return

    Bruce Levine

    CHICAGO - Atlanta manager Bobby Cox gave a firm endorsement to his friend Lou Piniella in hopes that Piniella would return as Cubs' manager next season. Cox was responding to questions about his future and whether or not he'd be managing again a...

    Blog | August 21, 2010
  12. Silva needs two rehab starts before return

    Bruce Levine

    Chicago Cubs manager Lou Piniella said that right-handed pitcher Carlos Silva most likely will be sent out next week to begin his rehab from a procedure to correct an irregular heartbeat. Pitching coach Larry Rothschild told Piniella that Silva wi...

    Blog | August 19, 2010
  13. Piniella says Soto is progressing

    Bruce Levine

    Cubs manager Lou Piniella said catcher Geovany Soto is doing well in all of his baseball activities, preparing to come back to the team. He said Soto should be activated on Sunday. He's been on the DL with a sprained right ankle....

    Blog | August 18, 2010
  14. Piniella on 'pen: 'Somebody's got to pitch'

    Bruce Levine

    Manager Lou Piniella has to take questions about his young, failing bullpen every single day. Again, Tuesday it was same shtick different day for the soon-to-be-retired manager. "When [Andrew] Cashner came up here, he had some good initial success...

    Blog | August 17, 2010
  15. Piniella upset after another 'pen failure

    Bruce Levine

    On the North side, the games change, but the story continues to remain the same for the Cubs and their young bullpen. Manager Lou Piniella was incensed after Tuesday's 9-5 loss to San Diego by yet another bullpen meltdown that allowed four late-in...

    Blog | August 17, 2010
  16. Cubs' young bullpen learning on the job

    Bruce Levine

    Cubs manager Lou Piniella knows what it takes for the young pitchers in his bullpen to be able to compete at the major-league level. "You've got to learn up here," Piniella said. "In the minor leagues you can make some mistakes and get away with i...

    Blog | August 16, 2010