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It's over

Posted: 10/3/2012 4:32 PM

It's over 


Cubs win 5-4 today and finish 61-101.
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Posted: 10/3/2012 6:25 PM

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Listach won't be back, he was told after the game today.  I don't get that, but since he was the only holdover from the previous regime, his days were probably numbered.  I expect someone from the Brewers minor league system to replace him.

http://espn.go.com/chicago/mlb...ach-pat-listach

"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."

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Posted: 10/4/2012 7:34 AM

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Lose 101 games.  Fire the Third Base coach!  Are you kidding me?
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Posted: 10/5/2012 8:55 PM

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papa46 wrote: Lose 101 games.  Fire the Third Base coach!  Are you kidding me?

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.
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Posted: 10/6/2012 7:13 AM

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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.
Listach was really a Hendry Era guy and really did not fit into the Cubs long terms plans. Besides, he had an awful year in terms of being an 3rd base coach. To be fair though, he did a solid job as the infield coach. The Cubs were leaps and bounds better defensively this year then they have been for the past few and that is with 3 young players manning 1st-SS.
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Posted: 10/6/2012 9:29 AM

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Because that is life. Sports, Business people surround them would "THEIR" people. I see that in my office every day after my company was taken over.
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