The Chicago Cubs have let manager Dale Sveum go after just two seasons. The Cubs lost 41 of their last 59 games and Sveum finished with a 127-197 record over those two seasons. Sveum was fired with one year left on his current contract but the Cubs felt it was time to terminate the contract.
Today, we made the very difficult decision to relieve Dale Sveum of his duties as Cubs manager. Dale has been a committed leader for this team the last two seasons, and I want to thank him for all of his dedication and hard work. – Theo Epstein
Sveum did the best he could with the players he was given. It wasn’t the best situation to walk into as a manager, but he did what the best he could. The Cubs have a solid foundation set of young players, they just need to get some pitching.Edwin Jackson underachieved once again after signing a $52 million contract. Starlin Castro, the teams star short stop had a worse year than in 2012 and it really hurt this club. They don’t have too many star players but they have enough to compete and they just didn’t.
Look for Sveum to get another job this off season somewhere. He is s good manager, that knows the game, he just needs the right players to win. This now brings up speculation of Joe Girardi heading to the north side. Girardi is in the last year of his contract and it wouldn’t shock me to see him head to the Cubs. This will open up the Yankees job, where Sveum could possibly step right in with good players and win right away.