Wednesday, Oct. 20, 201010:38 AM
Ryne Sandberg can return to his post as the manager of the Iowa Cubs, Comcast SportsNet's David Kaplan has learned.
One day after hiring Mike Quade to patrol the dugout at Wrigley Field, Cubs general manager Jim Hendry told Kaplan that he Sandberg is "welcome to return to Iowa."
"We think he did a great job there," Hendry said. "This was a very tough decision and one that I tossed and turned over. However, I love Ryne Sandberg and have tremendous respect for him."
And would Ryno return?
"I don't know," Sandberg said on Tuesday after being passed over in favor of Quade. "I'm hoping there's something else out there. I'm hoping to manage or coach at the big-league level. I'm just kind of digesting it right now and I have my agent getting feelers out."
Read Kaplan's full blog entry on this story here.
Baseball players don't forget grudges. Javy Baez and Reds pitcher Amir Garrett gave an example of that on Saturday.
Garrett struck out Baez in the seventh inning of the first game of the Cubs-Reds doubleheader. Garrett showed some excitement with the strikeout and then said something to Baez. They both started jawing at each other and suddenly the benches cleared.
At first glance, it looked like Garrett was a bit too excited to get a strikeout with no one on base. Turns out Baez had his own bit of swag for Garrett last year (Friday was the one-year anniversary) in the form of a grand slam at Wrigley Field.
This time Garrett got Baez and wanted to even things up a bit.
Things didn't get too feisty despite the benches clearing, but Anthony Rizzo did rush to Baez's side at some speed. This could be a matchup to keep an eye out for in the future.
Siera Santos, Kelly Crull, and David DeJesus go into the audio archives to break down the biggest games for the Cubs in Cincinnati.
David DeJesus gives us his top 3 ballgames with such gems as The Schwarber Game, The Kris Bryant Game, Starlin Castro’s debut, and Jake Arrieta’s second no hitter.
Listen to the full Cubs Talk Podcast right here: