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Cubs fire manager Dale Sveum, could Yankees’ Girardi be moving to Chicago?

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After two seasons of his three-year deal, Dale Sveum was fired as Chicago Cubs manager Monday. The Cubs finished last in the NL Central for the first time in seven years losing 41 of their final 59 games, including six of their final seven. Under Sveum, the Cubs finished 66-96 this season and 61-101 last season, which marked the first time since 1966 the Cubs lost 100 games in a season.

Sveum’s dismissal was apparently a result of his lack of in-game decision making, development of young players, the use of the 25-man roster and a real connection and trust with his players. Also, Sveum was criticized for not bringing along first baseman Anthony Rizzo and shortstop Starlin Castro quickly enough.

Will New York Yankees manager Joe Girardi take over for the Cubs now that Sveum is gone? Girardi is a Peoria native, a former Cubs catcher and a graduate of Northwestern. Girardi’s contract with the Yankees is up at the end of October.

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