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Deeg

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Re: Next manager?
« Reply #45 on: October 24, 2018, 04:43:28 pm »
We've had two straight seasons where the intensity level dropped so much that even Theo felt the need to publicly comment about it.  Ignore that if you want, but it doesn't change reality.  The ice is thin and the lack of an extension speaks volumes.
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Re: Next manager?
« Reply #46 on: October 24, 2018, 07:20:28 pm »
Maybe we will win miss the playoffs next season, Joe will have difficulties leading the Team that he hasn't had to this point, and it will make sense to bring on another manager.

However, that's not the case yet, so Joe will be back as manager next year.

Clearly, Theo expects more in 2019, which is fine.  If Joe and the Cubs deliver, Joe will likely get extended.  If not, it won't surprise me to see Cubs go another direction...but we aren't there yet. 



 
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Deeg

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Re: Next manager?
« Reply #47 on: October 24, 2018, 07:35:37 pm »
I suspect, fair or not, from the front office side they’d expect another trip to the World Series next year if they’re going to retain Maddon.

But you know, everyone assumes Joe will want to extend and talks about Theo’s desire to have a manager who’ll listen to him. But it seems entirely possible that Joe might be ready to work with a less tenured and credentialed F.O., where he can throw his weight around more. Joe’s not a young man and if he sees himself taking one more managing job, it has to be soon. It’s entirely possible that both sides may just decide it’s time for a change.

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Re: Next manager?
« Reply #48 on: October 24, 2018, 07:56:28 pm »
Anything is possible.

Some things are more likely than others though.  None of us is in a position to be certain about which scenarios are more likely.  In the wordss of Gust Avrakotos, "we'll see."
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Re: Next manager?
« Reply #49 on: October 24, 2018, 08:11:24 pm »
It's certainly possible that there will be a mutual decision to part ways, but I cannot imagine any scenario in which Theo has the chutzpah to dismiss Joe after the utterly abysmal 2017-2018 offseason that the front office had.
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« Reply #50 on: October 24, 2018, 10:48:52 pm »
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It's certainly possible that there will be a mutual decision to part ways, but I cannot imagine any scenario in which Theo has the chutzpah to dismiss Joe after the utterly abysmal 2017-2018 offseason that the front office had.

This is particularly well-stated.

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Re: Next manager?
« Reply #51 on: October 25, 2018, 01:48:13 pm »
The speculation about Maddon and "heat" on him, if any, is nothing compared to the open criticism Roberts is getting.

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Re: Next manager?
« Reply #52 on: October 25, 2018, 10:39:42 pm »
I think this board should be the new manager.  We can vote as a group on every move. 

That may not be a useful solution.  If there were 50 people on this board, there would be fifty recommendations, each getting one vote.

Deeg

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Re: Next manager?
« Reply #53 on: October 26, 2018, 01:44:46 am »
The Cubs already tried that under Wrigley.