As one of the most popular yet unsuccessful ball clubs in history, the Chicago Cubs have endured some painful times that stretch over decades of heartache and disappointment.
With the hiring of Theo Epstein and the dismissal of coach Mike Quade, the Cubs are going with a clean slate in 2012.
And frankly I think that is exactly what the struggling organization needs to do.
After three months of delegation, the front office situation is settled. But it should take a lot less time to find a new head coach for the Cubs.
There are plenty of names flying around the rumor mill and some recognizable faces headline that list. One thing is for certain though, and that is Epstein has plenty of demands for his new manager and knows exactly what type of man should lead this team.
Let’s examine the top five candidates that could possibly lead the Chicago Cubs in 2012.