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The New Manager Thread
Posted 14 September 2011 - 10:13 AM
the part that makes me not want Sandberg is that if we suck under his lead, his reputation with the organization could be tarnished.. I don't think any of us want that..
As for LaRussa, I think most of us want Dave Duncan and that's the only lure to LaRussa... maybe Tony will retire and Duncan will stay in coaching?
Posted 17 September 2011 - 10:28 AM
He willingly went to manage in A ball, rode the bus all over the country, and turned every team he has managed into a winner. We all have seen how bad Iowa has been since he left with virtually the same team, and we see how he turned around the Philly triple A team. He dealt with the Chicago media his entire career, I'm sure he knows what he would be getting into. I'm not saying he's the perfect candidate, but he definitely deserves more of a look than Hendry gave him, and there are holes in almost every reason to not hire 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).
He's probably the top guy on the list for me, with Girardi right behind him. I like Brenly, but I don't think he'll step out of the booth, his reasons for not wanting to manage this team are still present. I don't really see any of the big name managers coming to Chicago, and I'm not sure any of them are a good fit anyway.
Posted 28 September 2011 - 03:31 PM
Best candidate for several reasons. Everybody says they're glad Sandberg didn't get the job because this team isn't that good. How do we know he wouldn't have made them better? Q screwed up so many times this year, it's possible Ryno makes a huge difference. You don't get too many chances in life to right a wrong. New GM should hire Sandberg as manager.
Posted 30 September 2011 - 06:24 AM
He certainly would fit - large market, blend of rookies and vets, good track record - but he'd be expensive. And I'm not sure if he'll want to come to another rabid place unless Epstein is coming, too.
sooo.....Terry Francona looking like a possibility right now.
Posted 30 September 2011 - 12:00 PM
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