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#1swisher
11-06-2013, 06:09 PM
Comcast SportsNet ‏@CSNChicago (https://twitter.com/CSNChicago)[/URL] According to a report, #Cubs (https://twitter.com/CSNChicago/status/398237522393718784) to name Rick Renteria next manager -- http://bit.ly/17cInUr (http://t.co/fApQLRG5O1) #CubsTalk (https://twitter.com/search?q=%23CubsTalk&src=hash)



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Rick Renteria will be named @[B]Cubs (https://twitter.com/MLB/status/398238670584414208) manager on Thursday, reports @MLB (https://twitter.com/MLB).com

(https://twitter.com/search?q=%23CubsTalk&src=hash)

[URL="https://twitter.com/CrainsChicago/status/398235549447634944"] (https://twitter.com/CrainsChicago)

DumpJerry
11-06-2013, 06:53 PM
Poor guy. One day, maybe Theo and Jed will allow him to fill out a lineup card (word is, that is the real reason why Svuem was fired, he resisted their "instructions" on how to fill it out).

Boondock Saint
11-06-2013, 06:56 PM
So who's planning the parade?

Brian26
11-06-2013, 07:24 PM
This is just as good as when the Cubs had to hire Len Kasper after their first three choices turned them down. :rolling:

LITTLE NELL
11-06-2013, 07:28 PM
So who's planning the parade?

The Billy Goat.

doublem23
11-06-2013, 08:48 PM
That was fun, everyone, see you all again in 2015

HomeFish
11-06-2013, 11:10 PM
I saw the headline of "Renteria to manage Cubs" and I assumed it must have been Edgar. That generation of players is now starting to manage, after all.

CoopaLoop
11-06-2013, 11:39 PM
Never heard of him

JB98
11-07-2013, 12:17 AM
And Wittenmyer claims Renteria was the first choice all along.

http://www.suntimes.com/23585565-761/new-cubs-manager-rick-renteria-was-theos-guy-all-along.html

That's humorous.

tstrike2000
11-07-2013, 05:49 AM
And Wittenmyer claims Renteria was the first choice all along.

http://www.suntimes.com/23585565-761/new-cubs-manager-rick-renteria-was-theos-guy-all-along.html

That's humorous.

That is humorous. Of course, they didn't want guys like Girardi, or even Brad Ausmus, ahead of Renteria.

tstrike2000
11-07-2013, 05:50 AM
I saw the headline of "Renteria to manage Cubs" and I assumed it must have been Edgar. That generation of players is now starting to manage, after all.

That's who keeps springing to mind everytime I hear that last name.

roylestillman
11-07-2013, 05:57 AM
And Wittenmyer claims Renteria was the first choice all along.

http://www.suntimes.com/23585565-761/new-cubs-manager-rick-renteria-was-theos-guy-all-along.html

That's humorous.

Wow, nice of the Cubs Marketing staff to write this for Gordon. I don't feel like looking it up, but all you have to do is look up Theo's criteria for hiring Sveum's replacement. It was like reading Girarfi's resume.

This, no finished deal on Wrigley, WGN TV up in the air, now the star search for radio color man (if Kerry Wood turns them down, they ought to sell the team) and the three year, no five year, no seven year plan to rebuild the team on the field really has to wonder how this organization is being run.

tebman
11-07-2013, 07:06 AM
Wow, nice of the Cubs Marketing staff to write this for Gordon. I don't feel like looking it up, but all you have to do is look up Theo's criteria for hiring Sveum's replacement. It was like reading Girarfi's resume.

This, no finished deal on Wrigley, WGN TV up in the air, now the star search for radio color man (if Kerry Wood turns them down, they ought to sell the team) and the three year, no five year, no seven year plan to rebuild the team on the field really has to wonder how this organization is being run.

Sometimes I wonder if Epstein knew what he was getting into when he took the job. I see pictures of him, always with that tight-lipped, pensive look on his face, and I think that rather than deeply considering his next chess-master move he's asking himself why the hell he did this.

The Cubs have been run as a tourist attraction for decades and now that trend is headed to its logical conclusion as Ricketts makes it into a theme park. The baseball operation remains secondary to the ballpark/neighborhood mystique. If Epstein didn't know that, he didn't do his homework or he didn't get good advice, or both. When Girardi turned down the job it should have rung a loud bell in Theo's office.

The Wittenmyer story shows again how deep the Cubs' honeydripping has flowed. It wouldn't matter who was hired because after all, who doesn't love a theme park?

Railsplitter
11-07-2013, 08:00 AM
A long time minor league manager is perfect for the Cubs, seeing they put out minor league talent

SBSoxFan
11-07-2013, 09:31 AM
I saw the headline of "Renteria to manage Cubs" and I assumed it must have been Edgar. That generation of players is now starting to manage, after all.

I thought they pulled a Sox: Thought they were hiring Edgar, but got this guy instead.

Foulke You
11-07-2013, 10:40 AM
That is humorous. Of course, they didn't want guys like Girardi, or even Brad Ausmus, ahead of Renteria.
All signs also point to the fact that they were hoping to snag Red Sox bench coach Lovullo from Boston but were denied due to their "non poaching" agreement due to the Epstein compensation fiasco. This of course was after they had hoped to get Girardi. It is likely that Renteria was their third or fourth choice but they had to get a manager in place before the GM meetings next week.

JB98
11-07-2013, 03:13 PM
Sometimes I wonder if Epstein knew what he was getting into when he took the job. I see pictures of him, always with that tight-lipped, pensive look on his face, and I think that rather than deeply considering his next chess-master move he's asking himself why the hell he did this.

The Cubs have been run as a tourist attraction for decades and now that trend is headed to its logical conclusion as Ricketts makes it into a theme park. The baseball operation remains secondary to the ballpark/neighborhood mystique. If Epstein didn't know that, he didn't do his homework or he didn't get good advice, or both. When Girardi turned down the job it should have rung a loud bell in Theo's office.

The Wittenmyer story shows again how deep the Cubs' honeydripping has flowed. It wouldn't matter who was hired because after all, who doesn't love a theme park?

I wonder that, too, if Epstein knew what he was getting into. A lot of the beat guys write about him as if he is the GM of the team. Jed Hoyer's name doesn't get mentioned nearly as often. It's like it is lost on some people that Epstein is not the GM. He is the team president, and that means he almost certainly has a hand in the business side of the team, not just the baseball side.

You wonder how many hours Epstein has spent worrying about ancillary items such as signage, rooftop owners, Jumbotrons, boutique hotels and ballpark renovations. I don't know if he envisioned how difficult a process it would be to get things done in a place like Chicago. All of these things take the focus off baseball operations, and that has to be at least somewhat unsettling for him.