David Ross considering joining Cubs’ front office
Retired major league catcher David Ross is considering an opportunity to join the Cubs’ front office, according to Patrick Mooney of CSN Chicago. Ross says he has “three or four things” he needs to “sift through” and discuss with his family.
“I’m still going to stay in baseball. I feel like I’m connected to the Cubs for life -- or (at least) I want to be. For me to not take advantage of the knowledge that front office has would be naive. There’s a lot of Hall of Famers in that front office. And I want to get to know that side of things. So, yeah, I’m sure there’s something that’s going to work out in the future with the Cubs. But I have a lot of other commitments and things I want to do (while trying) to get a life after baseball where I keep my foot in the door some way,” Ross said.
At the winter meetings last week, GM Jed Hoyer said, “There’s definitely interest on our part. It would seem almost a shame if he wasn’t (around). He was such a big part of what we did from a team-chemistry standpoint. Probably no one has a better feel for what we’ll need -- what tweaks we’ll need in the clubhouse or what’s going on -- than he will. So I think having him around in the next few years (would be) really valuable.”
Ross and co-author Don Yaeger have a book coming out through Hachette Book Group called Teammate: My Life in Baseball which is expected to be released in May.