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11 responses to “Ryne Sandberg is Happy to Be in the Phillies’ Organization”

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  2. Raymond Robert Koenig

    The fact is Sandberg could have kept his Iowa job when he didn’t get the big league job. If anyone betrayed anyone else it was Sandberg.

    1. miggy80

      Betrayed is a strong word and I don’t think anybody is claiming they we’re betrayed. When Sandberg said “some things happen for a reason” I don’t take that as him saying he’s been betrayed. One has a certain level of expertise to be in the HOF and Sandberg made that expertise available. Since the Cubs looked at it and passed the Phillies, who are one of the top franchises in baseball, saw the value in that expertise and have a plan for it.

      1. Raymond Robert Koenig

        “feeling like the Cubs had betrayed one of their own” is right there in the original article. As for the Cubs passing on Sandberg’s “expertise”, that’s not true. He was welcome to return to Iowa and chose to leave.

        1. miggy80

          Ok, those were Ace’s words, not anybody in the organization or Sandberg. When your a finalist for a position and are not picked, I think it’s safe to say that you were passed on. Let me ask you, did Joe Girardi pass on the Cubs in 06′ when they didn’t offer him the job and New York did since he didn’t wait for the Cubs to reinterview him in 2010? Do you want these guys to just wait around for the Cubs organization?

          1. Philoe Beddoe

            I wouldn’t be upset with Ryno if he felt betrayed. Quade seems like a great guy, but Sandberg did what very few players(especially Hall of Famers) are willing to do…work his way up. He was riding buses in the minors for crying out loud…I am sure Quade is very deserving…but I still think the smarter pick would have been Ryno just from a ticket selling point of view. As far as actual managing..its probably a wash…

  3. art

    I’m not so sure it was a shot at the cubs. maybe he feels they really want him. it wasn’t like someone felt sorry for him and said “hey, work for us”. not like Hendry and Ricketts did after the mini uproar in Chicago.

  4. BT

    The Cubs should have hired Singletary.

  5. Steve

    Tired of all the Sandberg talk. It’s over. Let it rest. HOF? So what? That status doesn’t usually translate into managerial success. What do you want? Hire a Cubs icon, then fire him five years down the road, because he doesn’t work miracles? That would be your bigger “uproar”. Ryno thought he could fast-track through the minors, then snag the job. It was.destined for failure from the beginning. The logical assumption when he was hired was that he was Lou’s eventual replacement. That pressure wasn’t fair to him, OR the Cubs management. How long did Quade toil in the minors? I say, give him a shot.