Theo Epstein becoming the new GM of the Chicago Cubs almost being a done deal has gotten me very excited for the upcoming MLB Season! When I first heard the news I sent texts to several of my friends saying we are going to win a World Series! When will this World Series happen, I don't know! I know it won't happen next year, Theo comes into a mess with the Chicago Cubs Organization, with bad contracts and a pretty weak farm system. These bad contracts he will have to deal with include Alfonso Soriano, Ryan Dempster, and what to do with Carlos Zambrano. Theo will also have to deal with how to rebuild the farm system that was ranked 16th by Baseball America.
The very first thing Theo has to and should decide is who will be the manager in 2012! Should he retain Mike Quade, hire Cubs legend Ryne Sandberg, or bring an old friend in Terry Francona?
Personally I believe Mike Quade has to go, I liked the hire at the beginning of the year only because the players wanted him as manager, the Cubs did not perform with him as manager so he must go.
I also think Terry Francona is a long shot, this is because Theo was still in charge of making decisions when the Red Sox decided to let go of Francona. Although management may have had a voice in letting Francona go it was still Theo's decision.
I think Ryne Sandberg has the best chance of becoming the Cubs new manager in 2012 he was and still is the obvious fan choice. But what most people might not know is that Theo tried hiring Sandberg as the Red Sox Triple-A manager this year!
I am very excited about Theo becoming the new GM of the Chicago Cubs it has gotten me even more excited about the 2012 Chicago Cubs especially after a very disappointing 2011 season. Although I know it's going to take some time for the Cubs to be competitive again, I'm hoping for some signs of life next season and with so much money coming off the books for 2013, I think that is when we will see what Theo can do. It should be a very interesting off-season for the Cubs and I will be telling my opinions on all the Cubs moves throughout.
In Theo I Trust,
My Thoughts on Theo Epstein
Posted on: October 13, 2011 1:41 pm
Edited on: November 3, 2011 8:34 am