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Cubs fire manager Dale Sveum

Dale Sveum's two seasons at the helm of the Cubs resulted in two last-place finishes. (Brian Kersey/Getty)

The Chicago Cubs have dismissed manager Dale Sveum

The Chicago Cubs have fired manager Dale Sveum, according to MLB.

The decision was made this morning, at a meeting between Sveum and members of the front office.

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The Cubs had a .392 win percentage, with two last place finishes in the NL Central over Sveum's two-year stint as manager.  The team had entered into a rebuilding phase, but was likely unhappy with the progress of young players, such as Starlin Castro and Anthony Rizzo, under Sveum's tutelage.

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