Sveum to interview in Chicago on Monday

MLB.com’s Carrie Muskat is reporting this afternoon that the Cubs will interview Dale Sveum for their managerial vacancy on Monday, having received permission from the Brewers to talk to the highly regarded hitting coach.

Sveum, who has twice been passed over for the top Brewers job since serving as interim manager at the end of the 2008 season, is halfway through the two-year contract he signed in October 2010. He has been on the Brewers’ staff since 2006 under three different full-time managers.

Sveum also interviewed with the Red Sox this week for their managerial opening.

He is very well-liked by players and has served a number of roles in the past decade; as the manager at Double-A Altoona in the Pirates’ chain from 2001-03, then as third base coach in Boston from 2004-05 before returning to Milwaukee, where his Major League playing career began. Sveum has served as the Brewers’ third base coach, bench coach and hitting coach, and has been clear along the way that he aspires to manage in the Major Leagues. Some players pushed for Sveum to get the full-time job after the 2008 season, but the Brewers coveted experience and went with Ken Macha instead.

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From Barney’s bio page: 2010Former Oregon State shortstop Darwin Barney has been named to the College World Series Legends Team as a uttliiy player, the NCAA announced Thursday morning.The 28 members of the Legends Team, pared down from an original list of 95 nominees, were selected after more than 100,000 votes were cast by college baseball fans, college baseball writers and Division I head baseball coaches. The members of the Legends Team are former student-athletes and coaches who had the best CWS performances throughout the 60 years the event has been played at Rosenblatt Stadium.Voting for the team was based solely on the former student-athletes’ performance when they were competing in the NCAA College World Series, and not for any regular season or post-collegiate performances.Barney was a big part of Casey’s and the program’s success and was one of 10 shortstops available to be voted upon.A native of Portland, Barney collected 52 assists during his three trips to Omaha, and that mark is the second-most among all players who have appeared at Rosenblatt Stadium in the College World Series. Barney was selected to the All-College World Series Team in 2007 after he batted .350 with a double, home run and five RBI while posting a perfect 1.000 fielding percentage.In his three years at Rosenblatt, he batted .298 (17-for-57) with two doubles, a home run and eight RBI. But as indicated above, with his 52 assists, Barney symbolizes the Oregon State defense that played nearly flawless during its three trips to Omaha.As a team, the Beavers committed just 10 errors over those 15 games in Omaha, finishing with a fielding percentage of .983. Barney, meanwhile, manned shortstop for all 15 of those games and posted a fielding percentage of .963.

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