Posted: 10/3/2012 4:32 PM
Posted: 10/3/2012 6:25 PM
"I believe in the direction the organization is going, I'm just not going to be a part of it, but I will be fine," a shaken Listach said after the Cubs' 5-4 win against the Houston Astros.
After emerging from a meeting with manager Dale Sveum, Listach first sought out second baseman Darwin Barney to tell the news. The most obvious impact Listach had on the organization the last two years was turning Barney into a Gold Glove-caliber defender.
"This is hard for me because he was one of the first people that really saw what I had and believed in it and voiced his opinion for me a couple of years back," Barney said. "It's tough. He's going to be fine. He has a place in baseball and will find work for sure, but it's hard to see him go."
Posted: 10/4/2012 7:34 AM
Posted: 10/5/2012 8:55 PM
papa46 wrote: Lose 101 games. Fire the Third Base coach! Are you kidding me?
Posted: 10/6/2012 7:13 AM
KatieCubFan wrote: Really. Why fire anyone (especially someone who seemingly did a decent job) when your goal is to be terrible. That's how Sveum is immune.
Posted: 10/6/2012 9:29 AM