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Could Chuck Lamar be the new GM?
Posted 06 September 2011 - 09:30 PM
So I don't usually fall for rumors or make posts about them but this one is intersting. Chuck Lamar the assistant GM for the Phillies resigned today. The Internet, primarily twitter is blazing with speculation that this could be a sign he is coming to the Cubs.
@BarryRozner has had a lot of interesting info in this regard. Thoughts? I don't know anything about Lamar so I don't know if this would be a good fit.
Posted 06 September 2011 - 09:34 PM
"As AGM, Player Development & Scouting, LaMar worked closely with Ryne Sandberg, who took his team to the playoffs, which start tomorrow."
"Scouting director Tim Wilken was special assistant to GM Chuck LaMar in TB for three years."
"Chuck LaMar was AGM to John Schuerholz in mid-90s when Braves won World Series. Current Cubs assistant Greg Maddux? Yes, he was there."
I know all this is speculative but the timing is odd due to the Phillies heading to the playoffs and his Cub connections are interesting also.
Posted 07 September 2011 - 06:50 AM
Posted 07 September 2011 - 06:53 AM
Posted 07 September 2011 - 09:15 AM
I agree, he's not much of an upgrade over Hendry in my opinion. He definitely isn't the complete change in philosophy that Ricketts was promising. I do think that if Hendry trusts Pat Gillick as much as it seems that this is a very real possibility though.
Most of my thoughts are in this morning's post. LaMar would seem an odd choice, given what we believe Ricketts to be looking for (up-and-coming, numbers-oriented, current GM). I wouldn't go apeshit if it was LaMar, but I wouldn't be particularly excited, either.
Posted 07 September 2011 - 09:17 AM
In short, the Rays had a scout who was all over Pujols for a long time, but the Rays' brass - including LaMar - couldn't see Pujols as a legitimate prospect.
It sounds like more than it is because it's Pujols (lots of teams missed on him for lots of rounds), but it's an interesting story, nonetheless.
Posted 07 September 2011 - 08:11 PM
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