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    Cubs to hire Renteria.

    Who? What? Why? Hire another manager with NO managing experience? This franchise is going nowhere.
    Rick Renteria to be hired as Chicago Cubs manager - ESPN Chicago


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    Re: Cubs to hire Renteria.



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    Re: Cubs to hire Renteria.

    Quote Originally Posted by Clones21 View Post
    Who? What? Why? Hire another manager with NO managing experience? This franchise is going nowhere.
    Rick Renteria to be hired as Chicago Cubs manager - ESPN Chicago
    Tell me, who were we supposed to get? The market was pretty thin on managers with experience, much less experienced managers who were actually good. Eric Wedge made the playoffs exactly one time in his 10 years of managing in Cleveland and Seattle, and he went from 96 wins in 2007 to 97 losses in 2009. I'll pass.


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    Re: Cubs to hire Renteria.

    The cubs really screwed up with Sandberg. If you are gonna hire no-names, why not take a chance on him.



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    Re: Cubs to hire Renteria.

    Quote Originally Posted by BloodyBuddy View Post
    The cubs really screwed up with Sandberg. If you are gonna hire no-names, why not take a chance on him.
    Because he just took the job in Philly?



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    Re: Cubs to hire Renteria.

    My fellow cubs fans are over-reacting because its not a big name. I personally love the hire. No MLB managing experience, but has plenty of minor league managing and was Mexico's WBC manager. But that's not the point, he's widely known as a great teacher of the game for young players and is extremely well liked for his ability to help players adjust and develop when they get to the MLB. Plus he is bi-lingual. This is huge with the big time prospects about to get to wrigley. They need someone who can get them ready to play in the MLB, regardless of managing experience or not. He may or may not pan out in that aspect, but does it matter? Because if he does, you hit a home run, if he doesn't he gets replaced in 2 years when the young stars are now in place and transitioned to the MLB and then you bring in an experienced MLB manager who has been there before if Renteria struggles. It's an absolutely solid hire in my opinion. The guy comes with HUGE recommendations from all over baseball. That doesn't come easy.

    Some of our fan base is just getting too antsy. This was always about a 5 year plan when Theo/Jed took over and you can see it working with the farm being arguably the best in baseball and the time frame has started to speed up a little with the unexpected rate at which Baez and Bryant are going to exit the system and graduate to the bigs with Soler and Almora right on their heels. Now that a few arms have started to emerge (Edwards, Johnson, etc.) it's looking extremely bright right now.


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    Re: Cubs to hire Renteria.

    I have no problem with the hire at all as long as the front office supports this guy to the fullest! Every manager has to have a first experience...that doesn't inherently make this guy a bad hire. Sounds like there have been a lot of positive comments made about this guy...I say good for the Cubs...as long as they support him! I felt they hung Sveum out to dry a bit this past season...manager and front office need to be on the same page and that wasn't the case this past season in Wrigley.



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    Re: Cubs to hire Renteria.

    It's sabermetrics, Baby. Or...what cycloneman003 said. In two years, the entire infield except Rizzo and at least 2 of the outfield spots will be young, latin ball players. Renteria will prove to be a solid hire.



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    Re: Cubs to hire Renteria.

    Quote Originally Posted by chuckd4735 View Post
    Because he just took the job in Philly?
    I assume he meant the first time around.




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    Re: Cubs to hire Renteria.

    Excited to watch his interview today. Hopefully, he has some personality.


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    Re: Cubs to hire Renteria.

    Quote Originally Posted by Clones21 View Post
    Who? What? Why? Hire another manager with NO managing experience? This franchise is going nowhere.
    Rick Renteria to be hired as Chicago Cubs manager - ESPN Chicago
    The talk consistently has been around Ausmus and Renteria since Girardi re-signed with the Yankees. Since Ausmus (my 2nd choice) went to the Tigers, the only one left the Cubs were seriously considering was Renteria. This hire is a wait and see thing, although all the buzz surrounding him point to a guy who builds positive relationships with players while holding them accountable for their on-field performance. This one could actually work.


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    Re: Cubs to hire Renteria.

    Quote Originally Posted by BloodyBuddy View Post
    The cubs really screwed up with Sandberg. If you are gonna hire no-names, why not take a chance on him.
    This.


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    Re: Cubs to hire Renteria.

    Quote Originally Posted by Clones21 View Post
    Who? What? Why? Hire another manager with NO managing experience? This franchise is going nowhere.
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    another San Diego Padre coach (Jim Riggleman the other)

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    Re: Cubs to hire Renteria.

    Why would you bring Sandberg in to the mess that was the 2012 Chicago Cubs Baseball team? Yeesh.


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    Re: Cubs to hire Renteria.

    I'm somewhat surprised that Lovullo wasn't hired away from the Red Sox, but I guess he was no. 4.


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