Imagine if we did hire Sandberg last year and he had the same kind of season. Would we as Cubs fans be mad that Theo came in and fired a fan favorite ( that is if he is at that point still), instead of the rejoicing of Quades firing? I'm imagining a whole different attitude if Sandberg was the choice last year.
If Ryno came in and made the exact same decisions
(or non-decisions) that Quade made? Yeah, I'm sure there'd be plenty of people clamoring for his exit. I expect I'd be one of them, and my opinion of his would be crushed because there were innumerable terrible, horrible, no good, very bad decisions made by Quade
last year. But if Ryno came in and made a bunch of different decisions and the Cubs ended up 70-ish and 90-ish? Who knows. It's a pretty ridiculous question, really.
Sentimentality doesn't win baseball games.