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    ***Official Chicago Cubs Managerial Search Thread***

    Sandy Alomar, Jr. just recently interviewed. A little more than two years from retiring as a player, Sandy Alomar is up for a major league managerial position. I don't think the Cubs are a good team for first time major league managers. From my recollection, the managers who've had success with the Cubs have all been veterans with years, sometimes decades of experience in the majors. Newbie managers just don't do well on the north side. Hope the Cubs find the right fit in any regard.


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    Re: ***Official Chicago Cubs Managerial Search Thread***

    in B4 "we need Ryno"


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    Re: ***Official Chicago Cubs Managerial Search Thread***

    Instead of hiring a manger, I think they could just fold as an organization. Probably better in the long run AND gives them just as good of a chance to win a World Series.


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    Re: ***Official Chicago Cubs Managerial Search Thread***

    Ryno, will definately sell tickets. (nothing the Cubs have ever had to worry about) ...and the man is getting more and more experienced. I was kind of hoping for a big named, or at very least, a well proven skipper, who truely knows how to manage.



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    Re: ***Official Chicago Cubs Managerial Search Thread***

    I would not be happy with ryne or sandy as manager. Francona is probably the best candidate.



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    Re: ***Official Chicago Cubs Managerial Search Thread***

    I would have to go with Mike Maddox. Theo and Co. have already stated that they want to improve the overall pitching and defense. By selecting a proven 1st tier Pitching Coach would be the way to go.
    If I was Theo I hire Mike then have him fill out his coaching staff with these guys:
    Bench Coach - Pat Listach - under contract - real good "baseball" guy
    Pitching Coach - Greg Maddox
    Hitting Coach - Rudy Jaramillo - under contract
    1st Base - Ivan DeJesus - better at first than third - would be good for Castro
    3rd Base - Ryne Sandberg - if not offered by another team for manager of bench coach
    Bullpen Coach - Jody Davis or keep Strode
    Special Assistant - Bob Dernier - his coaching has improved our base stealing by leaps and bounds.



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    Re: ***Official Chicago Cubs Managerial Search Thread***

    I think it will be Francona or Maddux. I don't think Alomar stands a chance after hearing some of his interview answers.



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    Re: ***Official Chicago Cubs Managerial Search Thread***

    I would love either Francona or Sandberg.


    Since we are an elite team now, let's go get that One Cyclone Moment.
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    Re: ***Official Chicago Cubs Managerial Search Thread***

    Sandberg isn't even a possibility.



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    Re: ***Official Chicago Cubs Managerial Search Thread***

    Quote Originally Posted by gocubs2118 View Post
    Sandberg isn't even a possibility.
    But he should be. I'd like to have him back.


    Since we are an elite team now, let's go get that One Cyclone Moment.
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    Re: ***Official Chicago Cubs Managerial Search Thread***

    Quote Originally Posted by CycloneErik View Post
    But he should be. I'd like to have him back.
    Why? Because he was a Cubs legend?



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    Quote Originally Posted by CycloneErik View Post
    But he should be. I'd like to have him back.
    Making business decisions based on nostalgia is a bad idea.



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    Re: ***Official Chicago Cubs Managerial Search Thread***

    The man seems to win. That's all I'm basing it on.


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    Re: ***Official Chicago Cubs Managerial Search Thread***

    Francona would be a home run hire. Guy has already shown he can win it all.

    What candidate even comes close to matching his qualifications?

    And Sandberg would be a disaster of a hire IMO. He should be about option #4.



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    Re: ***Official Chicago Cubs Managerial Search Thread***

    Quote Originally Posted by Incyte View Post
    Making business decisions based on nostalgia is a bad idea.
    Exactly!



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