Listach interested in Cubs job

With Cubs manager Lou Piniella retiring after this season, Nationals third baseman Pat Listach declined to say if he was interested in the managerial job. But a person close to Listach said he would be interested in managing the Cubs.

Listach has a history of managing in the Cubs’ Minor League system for four season, going 253-221. His best season was in 2008, when he went  guided Triple A Iowa to a 83-59 record. Listach still has respect in the organization.

Listach also managed seven Cubs players in the Minor Leagues, including Geovany Soto and Tyler Colvin and Ryan Theriot.

Piniella is the reason Listach is a coach with the Nationals. Piniella spoke to then-general manager Jim Bowden, who hired Listach because of Piniella’s recommendation.

 

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