3 former Chicago Cubs who could replace David Ross as manager

Manager Joe Girardi, Philadelphia Phillies (Photo by Christopher Pasatieri/Getty Images)

If the Chicago Cubs decide to go a different direction than David Ross as their manager, here are three former Cubs who could potentially slide into the role of skipper.

Entering Sunday with a record of 33-37, the Chicago Cubs certainly aren’t out of the race in the underperforming National League Central. Just 3.0 games back of the rival Milwaukee Brewers, the Cubs (and many of the teams in the division outside of the St. Louis Cardinals) are just a hot streak away from climbing to the top of the division.

With that in mind, would the Cubs actually entertain the thought of cutting ties with Ross to bring in another manager?

While Ross wasn’t believed to be in the “hot seat” as Memorial Day weekend neared, his team has responded to its slow start in recent games, winning the last five contests heading into Sunday’s tilt.

If the Chicago Cubs change direction in the standings and with their manager, here are 3 former Cubs who could take over for David Ross

3. Joe Girardi

A fifth-round draft pick of the Cubs in 1986, Girardi made his debut with the Cubs in 1989 and played seven years for the franchise.

He has all of the Cubs nostalgia needed to take over the dugout, and he has the MLB experience as a manager as well, earning a 1,120-935 record in 14 seasons overseeing the Florida Marlins, New York Yankees and Philadelphia Phillies.

Girardi taking over the team wouldn’t be a big surprise, given his past with the Cubs and his managerial resume. While he was let go in Philadelphia when the team needed a spark in 2022, could he now be the spark that ignites Chicago’s next postseason chapter?

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