Chicago Cubs: Mike Quade
The top of this list comes from within our system. A manager for our Triple-A affiliate the Iowa Cubs from 2003-06. Mike Quade was known to help upcoming prospects through the Triple-A system. Quade was promoted to third base coach with the Chicago Cubs in 2007. You probably know he did an excellent job because we hardly heard complaints about him while he was on the basepath.
When Pinella automatically gave up in 2010, the Cubs turned to Quade to finish the season. A surprising 24-13 record earned him a full-time position for the following season. You know, if I were a new and upcoming manager I would hire former managers and coaches to help guide me along. Well, that’s not what Quade did, he enlisted former minor league coaches and managers to help him out.
Many of us saw what off-field shenanigans that Quade did during his press conferences or just complete randomness. One of those shenanigans happens to be using “ee” after ever player’s name while he was talking with the press. Things like this led him to be fired by Theo Epstein and the Cubs, with a year still left on his deal.