Jake Roth - USA Today Sports
Jake Roth - USA Today Sports

Cubs News: Statement from Theo Epstein on David Ross hire


by - Senior Editor -

Chicago Cubs President of Operations Theo Epstein released the following statement on Thursday congratulating David Ross becoming the 55th manager of the Cubs.

"We are thrilled to name David Ross as the 55th manager in franchise history, said Epstein. "David is as gifted a leader as I've ever come across, and I expect him to become a great manager. He is a natural connector with a high baseball IQ and a passion for winning. David has always stood out for his ability to cultivate the ingredients of a winning culture - accountability, hard work, hussle, competitiveness, trust, togetherness, and team identity.

"David's connection to the organization and his relationships with his former teammates could be assets initially, bu they were not factors in our decision nor will they be critical to his long-term success in the role. He earned the job on the merits, and he will move the team forward in a new and different direction. We are excited to have David as our manager and look forward to working together to foster a winning culture and build the next Cubs championship team."

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