9/30 Cubs dismiss Sveum
The Cubs on Monday dismissed Dale Sveum as the manager, and Theo Epstein says he will begin the process of hiring the team’s 53rd skipper on Tuesday. Epstein said he met with Sveum at the All-Star break because they had some concerns about the development of young players. During that meeting, Epstein said he had a “long and brutally honest meeting” with Sveum. Epstein met again with Sveum in Milwaukee in September for two hours to give him a heads up. On Sunday night, the two had beers and discussed the team, and Sveum was informed then that he would not be returning.
The priority with the new manager will be that he can develop young talent, Epstein said.