Chicago Cubs manager Dale Sveum will meet with team management Monday to find out if he will remain with the team through the final year of his contract.
Dave Sveum is currently finishing the second year of a three year contract with the Cubs. In his first season the team finished 61-101. This season the team has a 66-93 record, creating speculations about Sveum’s future.
General manager Theo Epstein will reportedly meet with Sveum Monday to discuss his fate. About the possibility of being fired, Sveum said:
“It’s not like I have to deal with anything but the norm that comes along with this position and the situation the organization is in, and the evaluation process of any year of any year, especially a team that has lost 90-plus games. It doesn’t affect me and it doesn’t bother me like people might think it does. It’s just part of the process.”
Dale Sveum sounds rather calm for someone’s whose career could be on the line.
If the Chicago Cubs so fire Sveum, it would give them the chance to go after Joe Girardi, whose contract with the New York Yankees is up after this season. Girardi, who wants to return to the Yankees, might not get an offer to return to the Bronx after missing the playoffs.
Cubs official claims they are not judging Dale Sveum on how many games he has won, but on how he has handled the regressions of Startlin Castro and Anthony Rizzo. Both have the talent the team can be built around for years, and both have not lived up to expectations this year.
Do you think Dale Sveum should be fired, or should he be allowed to finish out his contract?
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