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Sport Report: Cubs' manager job is David Ross' to lose

02:00  19 october  2019
02:00  19 october  2019 Source:

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CHICAGO — Former Cubs catcher David Ross is rumored to be the favorite for Joe Maddon's old job . Sounds like it may not take much convincing either I’m sure waiting for that phone call.” Ross already works for the Cubs as a front office special assistant. The 42-year-old also won a World Series with a

The Cubs manager job is a good one. As we saw with what happened with Maddon, there is a lot of pressure to win, but the team has financial resources and an excellent fan base, as well as plenty of talent. Adding to Ross ’ candidacy is the fact that he already has a strong relationship with some of

The Chicago Cubs may have the best managerial position available this offseason, and it seems they might be leaning toward giving it to a first-timer.

David Ross wearing a suit and tie© Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

The Cubs have spoken to several in-house candidates like Mark Loretta and Will Venable, as well as ex-managers such as Joe Girardi and Gabe Kapler. However, they are seen as less likely to land the job compared with David Ross. According to Jesse Rogers of ESPN, industry sources believe the Cubs’ job is “Ross’ to lose.”

The biggest thing working in Ross’ favor, according to Rogers, is his willingness to hold players accountable. A sense developed in 2019 that the Cubs became mistake-prone, and manager Joe Maddon wasn’t aggressive enough in calling it out. The Cubs also felt that they didn’t have the type of veteran personalities in the clubhouse who would do so for him. Ross was willing to do so as a player, and that is regarded as a positive. That’s in contrast to Girardi, who may not have the right attributes the Cubs want despite a more impressive resume.

Ross would be a risk. He has no coaching experience, though he knows the Cubs well from his playing days and has served as a special assistant since his retirement after the 2016 season. He certainly seems to want the job, and it sounds like the Cubs might be leaning toward giving it to him.

Paul Sullivan: Cubs embrace David Ross as their new manager. Now he has to prove he's nobody's puppet. .
Cubs co-owner Laura Ricketts, the only Ricketts sibling to attend David Ross's introductory news conference Monday, was excited to talk about the team's new manager. "Of course we know everything about him," she said. “Of course we know everything about him,” she said. “We know his character, we know his experience, we know … excuse me, but I’m going to give him a hug right here.

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