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The New Manager Thread


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#1 Brett

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Posted 13 September 2011 - 05:07 PM

Since we have a new GM thread, and since said new GM will almost certainly bring in his own manager, it's probably fair to have a thread for the manager discussion.

While Ryne Sandberg will be the obvious name no matter who comes in as the new GM, it's pretty hard to speculate on the other possible names. Why do I feel like it is more realistic to think the Cubs can pilfer a top GM or assistant GM from another organization, but I don't feel that way about the manager?

Anyway, feel free to post any and all thoughts/news/rumors/whatever about the next Cubs manager.

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Posted 13 September 2011 - 05:15 PM

I thought that Caleb and Kyle had this all figured out already, no?

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Posted 13 September 2011 - 05:31 PM

I thought they were go-GM'ing... I probably didn't pay close enough attention. My bust.

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Posted 13 September 2011 - 06:37 PM

Here's my preferences:
1. Ryne Sandberg
2. Joe Girardi
3. Bob Brenly
4. Joe Maddon
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1001. Queball

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Posted 13 September 2011 - 06:42 PM

Here's my preferences:
1. Ryne Sandberg
2. Joe Girardi
3. Bob Brenly
4. Joe Maddon
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1000. Michael Jordan
1001. Queball

I call slot 324.

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Posted 13 September 2011 - 06:51 PM

Dibs on slot 323. Sorry Brett, want to be bullpen coach?

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Posted 13 September 2011 - 07:47 PM

Dibs on slot 323. Sorry Brett, want to be bullpen coach?

Make me the full-on pitching coach, and I guarantee an upgrade.

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Posted 13 September 2011 - 08:10 PM


Dibs on slot 323. Sorry Brett, want to be bullpen coach?

Make me the full-on pitching coach, and I guarantee an upgrade.

Can you grow a glorious mustache?

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Posted 13 September 2011 - 10:52 PM

On a serious note... what are some names available or is this all discussed in the new GM?

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Posted 14 September 2011 - 05:31 AM

INTERESTING ARTICLE BY WITTENMEYER TODAY SPECULATING JOCKETTY AND LARUSSA, AND PUJOLS. AS LONG AS CAPTAIN BLUEBLOCKER(MY PET NAME FOR TONY) BRINGS DAVE DUNCAN AS HIS PITCHING COACH, SOUNDS GOOD.

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Posted 14 September 2011 - 06:08 AM

If Ricketts wants to follow the Cardinals model, he'd better stock up on syringes.

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Posted 14 September 2011 - 06:40 AM

INTERESTING ARTICLE BY WITTENMEYER TODAY SPECULATING JOCKETTY AND LARUSSA, AND PUJOLS. AS LONG AS CAPTAIN BLUEBLOCKER(MY PET NAME FOR TONY) BRINGS DAVE DUNCAN AS HIS PITCHING COACH, SOUNDS GOOD.

I'll have a post on that in a little bit. In sum: doesn't seem too likely or too palatable, no matter how much better it might make the Cubs.

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Posted 14 September 2011 - 07:21 AM

It's hard to really be able to figure out the manager without knowing the GM...each GM will have his own list of candidates. Here's my thoughts:

Sandberg - has to be a candidate due to the fan-base demands, deserves a shot somewhere.
Girardi - probably the best overall candidate there is.
LaRussa - I'm not 100% sold on him but if it means getting Dave Duncan as our new pitching coach, I'm all for it.
Brenly - he may know this team as well as anybody out there, but there's got to be a reason why nobody else has hired him.

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Posted 14 September 2011 - 07:40 AM

I can't believe LaRussa's name keeps coming up in these discussions. How many more years does he want to manage? I was under the impression that he was coming down the stretch as a manager. I want someone that can be a long term solution. I would be fine with Girardi, and I would love to see Sandberg get a shot.
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Posted 14 September 2011 - 09:33 AM

It's hard to really be able to figure out the manager without knowing the GM...each GM will have his own list of candidates. Here's my thoughts:

Sandberg - has to be a candidate due to the fan-base demands, deserves a shot somewhere.
Girardi - probably the best overall candidate there is.
LaRussa - I'm not 100% sold on him but if it means getting Dave Duncan as our new pitching coach, I'm all for it.
Brenly - he may know this team as well as anybody out there, but there's got to be a reason why nobody else has hired him.




Sandberg - hasn't done anything in the Majors as manager at any level. Do you really want that kind of inexperience as the manager? He's never had to deal with players that have a bigger contract than he has. He's never managed under the Chicago media, not to mention heat from Bobby Valentine (ha,ha).

Girardi - yes, that could be great, all for it.

Brenly - I would love to see Brenly, even more than Girardi...but he's gotta wanna...for all the right reasons. He knows what it will take and he doesn't have to prove he can do it, he's been there. I don't see him walking away from the sweet deal he has to manage.

LaRussa - do we have to talk about him? End of his career, too much like Piniella, who I really liked, he just managed us poorly. Pass on LaRussa.

Brett - I hear his contract with the Nation runs thru 2020....

Just my thoughts.




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