Where things stand as Cubs zero in on next manager

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Where things stand as Cubs zero in on next manager
Where things stand as Cubs zero in on next manager

Jesse joined ESPN Chicago in September 2009 and covers the Chicago Cubs for ESPNChicago.com and ESPN Radio 1000. CHICAGO -- Chicago Cubs fans had their first "What?!?" moment of the offseason, when the club announced former Philadelphia Phillies manager Gabe Kapler would interview this week for its managerial opening. No one believes Kapler will get the job, but these interviews can have many layers to them, as the Cubs' front office will be able to garner plenty of useful information by talking to people from other teams, or even to someone from the broadcast booth. Simply put -- and with absolutely no disrespect to anyone involved -- the Cubs aren't replacing Joe Maddon with Kapler or first-base coach Will Venable.

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