Mike Quade Looking for Bench Coach After Alan Trammell Departure – Wrigley Field 10/27/10

Posted on 27 October 2010 by Lou

Mike Quade is officially looking for a bench coach to work with him during the next 2 seasons on the North Side of Chicago at the Friendly Confines of Wrigley Field.

Alan Trammell – Lou Pinella’s bench coach for the last 4 seasons – has joined Kirk Gibson’s staff as the bench coach for the Arizaona Diamondbacks.  Two former Cubs – Don Baylor (hitting coach) and Eric Young (1st base coach) are also on that staff.

The Cubs and Quade do not expect Triple-A Manager Ryne Sandberg to want to take the Cubs bench coaching job for the 2011 season given his managerial aspirations.  Although Sandberg is still the Triple-A Iowa manager, everyone expects Sandberg to leave the organization to take a major league coaching position elsewhere.

Larry Rothschild will be back as the Cubs pitching coach.  Rudy Jaramillo will be back as the Cubs hitting coach.  Bullpen coach Lester Strode, 1st base coach Ivan DeJesus and 3rd base coach Bob Dernier are all expected back as well.

We’ll keep you posted as soon as we hear who might be the front runner for Quade’s bench coach job in 2011 and beyond…

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  1. Ryne Sandberg Will Not Be on Mike Quade's Coaching Staff - Wrigley Field 10/29/10 | My Cubs Today Says:

    [...] This “official rumor” comes as no surprise at all. Sandberg was devastated that Tom Ricketts and Jim Hendry did not name him the new Cubs manager.  To be subjected to the inferior bench coach job underneath Quade would be way too much to swallow for the Cubs legend and Hall of Famer.  Further, if the team did get off to a rough start for the 1st half of the season, there would be way too much chatter about Sandberg taking over the reigns as the manager.  Throw in the fact that you’d hate to have factions with some guys supporting Quade and some guys supporting Sandberg, this makes all the sense in the world. [...]

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