Ted Simmons interested in Cubs' job

Updated: August 16, 2010, 9:24 PM ET
By Bruce Levine | ESPNChicago.com

CHICAGO -- San Diego Padres bench coach Ted Simmons hopes to be interviewed for the Cubs manager opening when the team begins the process of looking for a successor to Lou Piniella.

"Anybody in baseball in their right mind would have interest in managing here," Simmons said.

Simmons, a former star catcher, has vast experience as a farm director and was general manager of the Pittsburgh Pirates from 1992-93. He knows if hired he'd have to contend with the culture of the Cubs' ...

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