Chicago Cubs: Top 5 worst managers in franchise history

Lou Pinella (Photo by Ron Vesely/MLB Photos via Getty Images)
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Chicago Cubs: Jim Riggleman

The late ’90s was not a good time for Jim Riggleman, who got the opportunity to manage the Cubs. In his five years coaching in Chicago, Riggleman went 374-419, which isn’t too terrible of a record. It came down to performance, while his record doesn’t quite show promise. The only playoff appearance in his time came in 1998. Otherwise, the best they finished in his managerial career with the Cubs was third.

Over his time, many people blamed Riggleman for the arm problems that Kerry Wood was having during his career. You would figure someone who has the top payroll team in three out his five years would do something with them. Unfourntatly, Riggleman couldn’t get the job done, and Chicago moved on. Riggleman would not become a manager again until 2008 for the Seattle Mariners.