Cubs Notes: Sveum, Girardi, Epstein

The latest on the Cubs as the regular season winds down..

  • Rival execs on other teams assumed that Dale Sveum's job would be safe through the rebuilding phase, but a strong year from prospects Javier Baez, Albert Almora, Jorge Soler, and Kris Bryant may have club brass feeling a little bit more bullish about their timetable, writes Jon Heyman of  Meanwhile, notable names such as Joe Girardi, Ron Gardenhire, and Mike Scioscia could find themselves available this winter, giving Theo Epstein & Co. even more to think about when evaluating Sveum's future.
  • Gordon Wittenmyer of the Chicago Sun-Times attempts to bust some of the myths about the Cubs' rebuilding project.  Some expect the Cubs to start using their financial muscle in the near future to make a move towards contending, but Wittenmyer explains why that's not in the cards at the moment.
  • Sveum was supposed to find out about his status on Monday, but he's still waiting on word from the higher-ups, writes Carrie Muskat of

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