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— Cubs Baseball for Thinking Fans
Monday, August 22, 2011
Now that the Cubs have finally fired Jim Hendry, I thought it’d be a good time to see if this blog thing still works. I’ve decided to create a thread listing the potential candidates, and anytime I see any sort of update, I’ll put it in this thread. If I miss a story, please feel free to add it yourself.
The early candidates include:
Buster Olney mentioned on BBTN last night that he believes the top 3 are the Cubs top choices, while a lot of the local media seems to be focusing Hahn, what with the Cubs fandom and the already being in Chicago-ness. I don’t know if if I have a strong opinion one way or the other, but if I had to single out a preference at this point I think I’d lean towards Friedman. It’s hard not to be impressed with what the Rays have done (although some will point out it took a lot of years and high draft picks to build up that system, some of which was before his time there). The Astros seems to prefer him, and he’s from that area so he might prefer his hometown team. Cashman might be tired of the Steinbrenners, or maybe those frustrations are overblown and he’s about as comfortable as one could be in that position. Beane passed on the Red Sox before, maybe he regrets that or maybe he’s perfectly content.
Whatever ends up happening, it’s an exciting time for Cubs fans. And look at this list again - it’s pretty much a wish list of the best available candidates and it’s great to see that the Cubs might actually end up with one of them.
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