Jason Vinlove - USA Today Sports
Jason Vinlove - USA Today Sports

Former Cubs manager hired by Astros as new skipper


by - Senior Editor -

Ole Dusty is back.

Former Chicago Cubs manager Dusty Baker will be their next manager, according to Bob Nightengale of USA TODAY.

The deal has not yet been finalized, so an announcement could come in the next day or two.

Other finalists for the managerial position included John Gibbons, Buck Showalter, and Cubs third base coach Will Venable.

This is undoubtedly an interesting hire as Baker is a three-time manager of the year that will be thrust in the middle of an on-going MLB investigation for the cheating scandal.

The 70-year old will try to give some stability to an organization that certainly had a lot of self-imposed drama on themselves this offseason.

Good luck to Baker because the Astros are public enemy No. 1 in baseball right now, and he had nothing to do with it.

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