From the Sun-Times: Cubs' man looks like Lou.
Be prepared for a return of Larry.
The one thing stopping this from being official:
Serious negotiations between the Cubs and Piniella have not yet taken place, though they could begin Monday, when Piniella has a break from his broadcast duties at the American League Championship Series. One sticking point could be the length of the contract. Piniella, who would have earned $4.5 million this season had he stayed with the Tampa Bay Devil Rays, will command top dollar. With the team's future uncertain -- Hendry has two years left on his own contract -- a long-term deal along the lines of the four-year contract Dusty Baker landed appears unlikely.
Please, let's just hope that Lou wants more money than Jim is willing to offer. Otherwise, it's shitsville for the Cubs. Argh.