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Craig Counsell

Chicago Cubs manager David Ross in the third inning of a baseball game against the Minnesota Twins, Friday, May 12, 2023, in Minneapolis.

Craig Counsell

Chicago Cubs manager David Ross in the third inning of a baseball game against the Minnesota Twins, Friday, May 12, 2023, in Minneapolis.

Cubs hire Craig Counsell to be new team manager

At $40 million, Counsell’s five-year contract will make him the highest paid manager in Major League Baseball.

Chicago Cubs manager David Ross in the third inning of a baseball game against the Minnesota Twins, Friday, May 12, 2023, in Minneapolis.

   

David Ross was still on contract through the 2025 season. This announcement has stunned some baseball fans and delighted others.

Reset gets more information on this surprise announcement and learns what’s ahead.

GUEST: Cheryl Raye-Stout, WBEZ sports contributor

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