The Chicago Cubs announced they’ve removed the “interim” label from Mike Quade and made him the team’s new manager. He got a two-year deal. Perhaps they were impressed with his 24-13 record after replacing Lou Pinella? So much for all those Joe Girardi theories being floated in the Chicago and New York media in recent weeks. [ESPN Chicago]
$85 million for five years.
Aldridge wasn’t a fan of the basketball part of playing with the Lakers.