A primary reason that the Chicago Cubs have been able to delay their managerial decision is because the two most likely candidates – interim manager Mike Quade and AAA Iowa manager Ryne Sandberg – aren’t drawing interest from any of the other clubs with managerial vacancies. That, of course, is subject to change, particularly as teams begin filling their openings with candidates that other teams wanted.
Such may be the case with the Toronto Blue Jays, who are searching far and wide for their next manager. But as the pool shallows, they may be turning their attention to the Cubs. Specifically, the Blue Jays are expected to interview Ryne Sandberg, so says the Toronto Sun. We’ve not heard any reports that another team has asked the Cubs’ permission to interview Sandberg (which would be an anticipated first step), though that information may not be disseminated until after he’s already interviewed.
Nevertheless, the Cubs remain content to wait things out – specifically, the Cubs still hope to interview Joe Girardi, who is presently managing the New York Yankees in the ALCS.