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StrikeZone

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Re: Next GM for the Cubs
« Reply #1575 on: November 04, 2011, 08:12:39 pm »
Buster Olney was on Waddle & Silvy today.  He was asked whether Theo is being overhyped.  Olney said about a year ago he polled about 15 GMs and asked them to identify the best GM in baseball.  He said 12 of the 15 said Theo.  Said he's not the most popular GM (mentioned Hendry as someone who was extremely well liked in contrast), but that even GMs who don't like Theo think he's "phenomenal at what he does."  Smart, quick study, and said Theo is far more competitive than the public realizes.
http://espn.go.com/espnradio/chicago/play?id=7190388

I want Theo to become the most hated man in baseball.

Everybody hates a winner.

Clarkaddison

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Re: Next GM for the Cubs
« Reply #1576 on: November 05, 2011, 02:28:17 pm »
If only our team were as good as our new front office.

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JR

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Re: Next GM for the Cubs
« Reply #1578 on: November 07, 2011, 02:54:52 pm »
Someone should post a review of this:

http://www.amazon.com/When-Theo-Met-Tom-ebook/dp/B00624EXIS/ref=sr_1_2?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1320268324&sr=1-2

I just ordered it, and while I haven't spent much time looking through it, all it appears to be is just a collection of the Tribune's articles on Epstein from Oct. 5 through when the Cubs hired him.  I imagine there's nothing in here that we don't know already.

Just based on what I've looked through, people here would probably be throwing their 99 cents away if they ordered it.
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Re: Next GM for the Cubs
« Reply #1579 on: November 07, 2011, 02:59:31 pm »
Thanks, JR.  That's what I was afraid it is.

Playtwo

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Re: Next GM for the Cubs
« Reply #1580 on: November 07, 2011, 03:03:11 pm »
Too bad.  With Rogers as a co-author, I was expecting keen insights.

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Re: Next GM for the Cubs
« Reply #1581 on: November 07, 2011, 03:08:08 pm »
Isn't it about time to merge this thread with the Cubs in 12 thread?

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Re: Next GM for the Cubs
« Reply #1582 on: November 10, 2011, 12:38:10 pm »
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With the General Managers Meetings set to begin Monday in Milwaukee, Cherington said he and Epstein were hopeful they can strike a deal in person next week.

"The Commissioner's Office is giving us some leeway on it if we feel like there's progress being made," Cherington said. "I think we'll give ourselves until next week. We'll see each other in person next week, at least give ourselves until then to see if there's something we can't figure out."

If the Commissioner's Office has to handle the issue, Cherington said a date would be set where both sides present their case.
http://chicago.cubs.mlb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20111109&content_id=25947338&vkey=news_chc&c_id=chc&tcid=tw_article_25947338