The Chicago Cubs are anticipated to extend current general manager David Ross’ contract, which is set to expire in 2022 after three years.
The Chicago Cubs’ 2021 season came to an end on Oct. 3, but it appears like manager David Ross will be retained for the time being.
NBC Sports quoted Ross as saying. Gordon Wittenmeyer of the Chicago Cubs said he and Cubs president Jed Hoyer were in “preliminary conversations” to extend his three-year contract. Ross, who joined the squad as a manager in 2019, is under contract through the end of the year, with an option for the following year.
Before Saturday’s game against the St. Louis Cardinals, Ross remarked, “Honestly, the last thing on my mind right now is myself.” “It would be a little selfish of me to do that. I’m concentrating on the health and well-being of some of the players and coaches, as well as the rest of the team, in order to set us up to win this game. If I’m supposed to be extended, I’ll get it.”
Chicago Cubs likely to extend manager David Ross beyond 2022
Ross is expected to focus on the work at hand, which is developing the Cubs into a competitive playoff-contending team, as Hoyer is expected to finish up the extension swiftly.
In late September, Hoyer said, “I believe he’s been amazing, and I love dealing with him.” “It’s obviously been a difficult year for a variety of reasons, and I think he’s done a fantastic job keeping these boys playing hard these last two months. And I believe that speaks volumes about him and their admiration for him.”
The Cubs made the playoffs in Ross’ first season, ending with a shortened 34-26 record before being eliminated in the first round of the 2020 playoffs by the Miami Marlins. The Cubs had a 38-27 record midway through the season before falling apart and finishing with a 69-91 record on Oct. 3.
However, determining how much of the responsibility should be given to Ross has proven challenging. If the Cubs’ management is any indication, Ross should be able to turn this franchise around in free agency in 2021.