David Ross' close relationships with several key members of the Cubs' roster could make him an appealing managerial candidate for the North Siders. (Credit: Jim Young-USA TODAY Sports)
David Ross' close relationships with several key members of the Cubs' roster could make him an appealing managerial candidate for the North Siders. (Credit: Jim Young-USA TODAY Sports)

Prominent baseball writer predicts David Ross will be next Cubs manager


by - Senior Writer -

CHICAGO — MLB columnist Bob Nightengale of USA Today wrote an article earlier this week in which he indirectly predicts that former Chicago Cubs catcher David Ross will become the new Cubs manager this fall. The article discussed potential managerial hirings around baseball, and Nightengale said that he would surprised "if David Ross is not named (the Cubs') next manager by Thanksgiving."

Cubs general manager Jed Hoyer was asked about the possibility of Ross managing the Cubs in the future when he appeared on 670 The Score's Bernstein & McKnight Show on Thursday. Hoyer refused to dabble in the conversation, shutting down the line of questioning by saying that discussions pertaining to a potential managerial change is something that he will never comment on.

Ross is currently an MLB broadcaster and studio analyst for ESPN, and he has zero coaching experience in professional baseball. However, Ross is a fan favorite in Wrigleyville and was a clubhouse leader when he played for the Cubs in 2015 and 2016. If the Cubs' front office does opt to move on from current skipper Joe Maddon in the coming weeks, Ross and Joe Giraradi, another former Cubs backstop, will likely be in the conversation for the job. Whether or not the Cubs would actually hire a somewhat recently retired player with no managing experience is up for debate at this point.

Comment on this story
Print   
Send Feedback to Cole Little: Email | Comment
Dansby Swanson named as a Top 10 MLB shortstop
Dansby Swanson named as a Top 10 MLB shortstop
Cubs single-game ticket information for 2023
Cubs single-game ticket information for 2023
Beloved Chicago radio host passes away
Beloved Chicago radio host passes away
Former Cubs infielder signs with Mariners
Former Cubs infielder signs with Mariners
Post your comments!
Sign Up for E-Mail News Alerts
Features
Breaking
Daily Digest