On Thursday, October 14, NBC Sports posted a report quoting Will Carroll on Twitter that the Cubs would hire Mike Quade as manager and Ryne Sandberg as bench coach:
Triple-A Iowa skipper Ryne Sandberg is going to promoted to the position of Cubs bench coach, according to Carroll, and will probably serve as a kind of successor to Quade. The 53-year-old former third base coach led the Cubs to an impressive 24-13 record down the stretch. Carroll, formerly of Baseball Prospectus, says an official announcement could be made by next week.On Friday, October 15, SB Nation Chicago learned that this is simply a rumor and has no basis in fact. We'll continue to update this StoryStream™ as information comes in regarding the Cubs' manager position and when someone is actually hired, we'll also post it here.