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Chicago Cubs Fire Manager Mike Quade

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Cubs President of Baseball Operations Theo Epstein broke the news to Quade.

Chicago Cubs Fire Manager Mike Quade

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ESPN:

The Chicago Cubs fired manager Mike Quade on Wednesday, and president of baseball operations Theo Epstein said the search for his successor begins immediately.

Epstein and general manager Jed Hoyer met with Quade last week at Wrigley Field and spoke again by phone Tuesday after Hoyer's introductory press conference. Epstein flew to Florida to tell Quade that he would not return

"When I joined the Cubs last week, I knew that Mike had a reputation as an outstanding baseball guy, as a tireless worker, and as a first-rate human being," Epstein said in a release. "After spending some time with him this past week, it became apparent to me that Mike's reputation is well deserved. His passion, knowledge of the game, commitment, and integrity stood out immediately. While Mike is clearly an asset to any organization and any major league staff, Jed and I believe that the Cubs would benefit long term from bringing in a manager for 2012 who can come in with a clean slate and offer new direction."

Quade, 54, got his first-and-only managerial job with the Cubs in 2010, where he managed the final 37 games. He managed all 162 games for Chicago this year, finishing with a 71-91 record. In 199 total games, he compiled a record of 95-104, good for a .438 winning percentage. The Cubs finished last in the NL Central both years.

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