Mike Quade is officially on the hot seat.
The Cubs dropped to 35-52 with a loss to the Nationals Tuesday night, the second worst record in all of baseball. The Cubs certainly have better than second to last talent on their roster, so naturally, much blame will fall on the manager.
Quade is a good guy, and a lot of people like him, but managing might not be his thing. His lineup cards continually leave Cubs fans scratching their heads, and his inability to manage his pitching staff is somewhat maddening.
Though he isn’t as open about it, at times, Quade shows flashes of Lou Pinella-like cluelessness.
If Quade does get canned at some point this season or next, he’ll certainly land on his feet. But there are a few jobs that we think the 54-year-old would excel at.