It’s hard to imagine Dale Sveum writing a tell-all book that winds up on The New York Times best-seller list.

Before Theo Epstein brought managerial candidates to Wrigley Field in November 2011, the team president said he wanted the next Terry Francona, not necessarily the real Terry Francona, because he didn’t feel the need to recreate The Boston Red Sox Show with the future author.

Whether this is a spectacular success or an epic failure – or even goes into publication – “Sveum: The Cubs Years” should be a fascinating story. The second chapter is about to begin, with pitchers and catchers officially reporting on Sunday to Arizona.

Sveum won’t be at the center of the kind of soap opera that has defined the Red Sox collapse.

On Thursday, it was Cubs general manager Jed Hoyer on WSCR-AM 670 saying it’s “preposterous” that he or Epstein would tell Curt Schilling that using performance-enhancing drugs could be a way to return to health and restore his career in 2008.

During an ESPN radio appearance, Schilling had claimed that “former members of the organization” made that suggestion inside the Red Sox clubhouse. He later clarified on his Twitter account that it wasn’t anyone in uniform or from the baseball operations department.

Sveum has a way of putting out those media firestorms by shrugging his shoulders and rolling his eyes. He brought an attitude adjustment to a clubhouse that had seen too much nonsense over the past few seasons. He’s not going to get caught up in the idea that he will have more pressure to deliver results in Year 2 of this rebuilding process.

“This whole process is pressure,” Sveum said. “The bottom line is we all know we do all these jobs, basically, to get fired someday. Whether it’s one year, whether it’s 10 years, it just happens.

“But you’re always held accountable. I hold myself accountable. I hold the staff accountable and you’re always pressured to win baseball games. That’s the nature of our business.”