Ryne Sandberg Hired as Phillies Triple-A Manager at Lehigh Valley – Wrigley Field 11/15/10

Posted on 15 November 2010 by Lou

It’s official – Ryne Sandberg is the new Triple-A Manager of the Lehigh Valley Iron Pigs of the International League.  The Cubs passed over Sandberg for the Cubs major league managerial job and decided to hire Mike Quade to take over the job on a full-time basis after he guided the Cubs to an impressive 24-13 record during the final 37 games of the season.  Sandberg did everything the Cubs asked him to do by managing for the last 4 seasons in the Cubs minor league system, but when the Cubs went with Quade instead of him a month ago, that was the final straw.  Sandberg returns to the organization that drafted him back in 1982.

I’m glad that Ryno found a place to land after the Cubs debacle.  It was definitely the right move for Sandberg and the Cubs once the Cubs opted to go with Quade.  To have Sandberg still in the Cubs organization would have been more trouble than it was worth.  Guess we’ll see how it all plays out over the next few years, but it would not surprise me to hear Sandberg’s name in the mix the next time the Cubs are looking for a major league manager (which could be as early as years) depending on how bad things get with the Ricketts slashing payroll and the Cubs trying to rebuild…

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