Originally Posted by doublem23
That does make a lot of sense, of course, but Theo's always going to be the guy who does what Theo does because Theo knows better than everyone else. A couple of years ago, Sandberg was the obvious choice to take over the MLB club; he was a legendary player so he would have been credible with the fans, he knew the players in the Cubs' MiLB system, he had success with them at the minor league level... But Theo still decided to go with the bench coach from Milwaukee.
If you're looking for a dark horse candidate, I humbly submit Dave Magadan; former gritty player, was a coach for the '07 Red Sox so he knows Theo, and he's been a pretty successful hitting coach at two stops in Boston and now Texas. Feels a lot more like the "Outside the Box" type Theo hire.
You might be on to something with Magadan. Sveum was a coach under Theo at one point. Theo might want to go with the familiar.
By the way, I love how Gardenhire signed another two year deal with the Twins today. I was enjoying the sports blab radio fantasies that he wanted to come here to a larger market to manage the legendary Cubs.....