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10-09-2013, 03:03 PM
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Originally Posted by Cullksinikers View Post
I hope Girardi is content with the fact he'll never manage the Cubs. This was his last shot to manage in his hometown and for a team he played for. I thought the Cubs had a good chance, but we all know Theo probably has legitimate backup plans in place. I just hope they are guys that wind up being able to take good teams assembled in the coming years not only to the playoffs, but also very deep.
Nah, we'll have another rebuild manager for 2-4 years then the organization will try to get a guy to push the team over the top when they're ready to consistently compete.

Also, is anyone really surprised? Why leave a contender with bottomless resources for a team still likely a year or two away from realistically contending? It's take a helluva lot more than hometown sentimentality for most folks.

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