The Chicago Cubs may have the best managerial position available this offseason, and it seems they might be leaning toward giving it to a first-timer.
The Cubs have spoken to several in-house candidates like Mark Loretta and Will Venable, as well as ex-managers such as Joe Girardi and Gabe Kapler. However, they are seen as less likely to land the job compared with David Ross. According to Jesse Rogers of ESPN, industry sources believe the Cubs’ job is “Ross’ to lose.”
The biggest thing working in Ross’ favor, according to Rogers, is his willingness to hold players accountable.