Cubbies Crib: Morning Marquee 11/04


The Chicago Cubs new manager will be named this week. On Tuesday, former Indians and Mariners manager Eric Wedge, 45, met with Theo Epstein, Cubs president of baseball operations, and the front office to discuss the vacant manager’s job. The Cubs also have interviewed Rick Renteria, A.J. Hinch, Dave Martinez and Manny Acta. Renteria is rumored to be the favorite as the Cubs are reportedly going to interview Boston Red Sox bench coach Torey Lovullo before making the final decision.

Chicago Tribune: Ausmus off Cubs’ list for manager

Chicago Sun-Times: Cubs looking to interview Lovullo, but Renteria still stands out

Cubs Den: Free agency predictions, looking outside the box for closers, and thoughts on the manager search

CSN Chicago: Red Sox have not granted Cubs permission to interview Lovullo

Cubs.com: Cubs expected to name manager this week

Hardball Talk: Japanese right-hander Masahiro Tanaka finally loses a game

New York Times: Day After Throwing 160 Pitches, Tanaka Closes Japan Series Clincher

FOX Sports: A newbie day has dawned in MLB

ESPN MLB: David DeJesus has option picked up

SI The Strikezone: Examining which player options have been picked up, which have been declined

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