Reports have it that Mike Scioscia will be fired because of his General Manager's incompetence in the FA Market. If true, he's one of the better managers to hit the market in recent years. You could argue that Francona was better, but he had lost control of his team and Scioscia is most likely going to be a scapegoat because Hamilton and Pujols look like massive busts.
Meanwhile, the Cubs have Dale Sveum. You could make the "not even Casey Stenegel could win with the '62 Mets" argument in his defense, because the teams Sveum's managed have been piss poor, but there have been some glaring flaws in Sveum's managerial game such as the inability to keep Castro focused, sending James Russell to the mound every other night while letting some people in the bullpen sit for a week straight without an appearance, and insistence of playing Barney every day despite his unacceptable offensive production while Logan Watkins (who knows how to take a walk) sits on the bench until the rigor mortis sets in.
So, with Scioscia hitting the market this offseason, do you think the Cubs should dump Sveum for him, a proven winner who is still relatively young, has shown he can manage a bullpen, and gets great production out of young players or do you think they should stick with Sveum another year and see what he can do with a roster that should be better next season?
Heck, who knows, maybe if the Stankees miss two years in a row they might can Girardi so maybe it's worth waiting and seeing.