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CurtOne

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Next GM for the Cubs
« on: August 21, 2011, 03:36:32 pm »
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Cubsin

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Re: Next GM for the Cubs
« Reply #1 on: August 21, 2011, 03:45:17 pm »
Buster Olney on ESPN radio suggested that the Cubs are looking for a veteran GM, such as Cashman, Beane or Friedman, rather than a bright, young GM prospect currently serving in a lesser role. I certainly hope he is wrong.

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Re: Next GM for the Cubs
« Reply #2 on: August 21, 2011, 03:48:13 pm »
Why is that?   There are some excellent GMs out there.

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Re: Next GM for the Cubs
« Reply #3 on: August 21, 2011, 03:50:35 pm »
Buster Olney on ESPN radio suggested that the Cubs are looking for a veteran GM, such as Cashman, Beane or Friedman, rather than a bright, young GM prospect currently serving in a lesser role. I certainly hope he is wrong.

If the Cubs go after Friedman, you certainly won't find me complaining about it.  He probably should be the #1 candidate for the job if he's available.


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Re: Next GM for the Cubs
« Reply #4 on: August 21, 2011, 03:51:48 pm »
Cashman is used to huge payrolls. I fear Beane, with a higher budget, would turn into a kid in a candy store. I don't have a problem with Friedman.

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Re: Next GM for the Cubs
« Reply #5 on: August 21, 2011, 04:04:44 pm »
That's where Ricketts' long-term plan of building from within must be shared by the new GM.  They must be willing to develop the core and add FAs to fill in the gaps.  Anything less should not be tolerated.  Personally, I would like to see us bring in someone that has previously built a winner.     

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Re: Next GM for the Cubs
« Reply #6 on: August 21, 2011, 11:08:04 pm »
If the Cubs go after Friedman, you certainly won't find me complaining about it.  He probably should be the #1 candidate for the job if he's available.

I totally agree.

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Re: Next GM for the Cubs
« Reply #7 on: August 22, 2011, 12:22:17 am »
Quote from: Paul Sullivan
The Cubs have also reached out to Greg Maddux, an assistant to Hendry on a part-time basis. Maddux had not responded as of Sunday night. The Cubs would like to keep Maddux in the organization, though the new general manager will bring in his own people, and Maddux is very close to Hendry.

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Re: Next GM for the Cubs
« Reply #9 on: August 22, 2011, 01:33:50 pm »
I have a hard time imagining someone like Friedman or Cherington coming in and making their first move a pure PR move designed to get the fans on their side.  They seem like they'd be more concerned with winning.

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Re: Next GM for the Cubs
« Reply #10 on: August 22, 2011, 01:39:49 pm »
Pretty funny that Rogers can put a % likelihood on what an unknown person is likely to want in a new manager.  Maybe he can first tell us who the new GM is going to be.

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Re: Next GM for the Cubs
« Reply #11 on: August 22, 2011, 02:08:29 pm »
Chicago White Sox vice president and assistant general manager Rick Hahn has a clause in his contract that allows him to interview with a handful of team for a GM position, and the Chicago Cubs are on that list, a major league source told ESPNChicago.com's Bruce Levine

http://espn.go.com/chicago/mlb/story/_/id/6885246/chicago-white-sox-assistant-general-manager-rick-hahn-clause-interview-chicago-cubs

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Re: Next GM for the Cubs
« Reply #12 on: August 22, 2011, 02:25:57 pm »
Pretty funny that Rogers can put a % likelihood on what an unknown person is likely to want in a new manager.  Maybe he can first tell us who the new GM is going to be.

This is the guy who gave us the great trade evaluation system of identifying which team acquired more major leaguers...

Mariners trade us King Felix, and we send them Grabow and Hill, the Mariners win the trade! They get two major league players, we only get one. Stinking ripoff.

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Re: Next GM for the Cubs
« Reply #13 on: August 22, 2011, 04:15:14 pm »
Rogers expects Sandberg to manage the Cubs in 2012:

http://www.chicagotribune.com/sports/baseball/cubs/chi-your-morning-phil-sandberg-danks-big-z-20110822,0,1064268.story

Hard to take seriously a person who is predicting the actions of someone he does not even know.

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