Posted: 10/1/2013 11:24 AM
Posted: 10/1/2013 11:32 AM
Brad Ausmus by all accounts is a very smart guy and a former catcher. If he had any experience whatsoever, I'd say him. Alas, he doesn't. In Theo's speech he again listed that as a requirement. Can't think of anyone besides the usual suspects at the moment. I hear Scoscia is willing to listen.
Posted: 10/1/2013 12:04 PM
Posted: 10/1/2013 12:27 PM
"Whoever undertakes to set himself up as a judge of Truth and Knowledge is shipwrecked by the laughter of the gods.” ~Albert Einstein
Posted: 10/1/2013 12:44 PM
Posted: 10/1/2013 12:47 PM
cubs2007 wrote: I don't think it will be Scioscia due to his contract and he is more old school and less into the sabermetrics. He is signed to a ten-year contract that continues through 2018, with salaries of $6MM annually from 2016 through 2018. So if the Angels were to fire Scioscia, they would have to eat the remainder of that contract.
Posted: 10/1/2013 12:49 PM
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Posted: 10/1/2013 1:06 PM
Grandpaboy1967 wrote: cubs2007 wrote: I don't think it will be Scioscia due to his contract and he is more old school and less into the sabermetrics. He is signed to a ten-year contract that continues through 2018, with salaries of $6MM annually from 2016 through 2018. So if the Angels were to fire Scioscia, they would have to eat the remainder of that contract.I might be wrong, but generally if the fired coach/manager gets a new job his salary going forward is deducted from the buyout. For example, if the Cubs signed Scioscia for 5/$25m the Angels would then be on the hook for only $1m/yr. The Angels know it's a pretty good bet that Scioscia would manage again even if they whack him, so I don't think that they'd expect to eat that entire $25m or even a large hunk of it.
Posted: 10/1/2013 1:21 PM
Posted: 10/1/2013 1:33 PM
SPOONER wrote: There are some good names in here. I'm going to annoy 2007 by not naming a favorite after Girardi. But I'm going to agree with him that Scioscia doesn't seem like the best fit.I don't see Ausmus as a viable candidate for manager but he did work with Hoyer in SD so he could be someone they bring in for another role.I have to wonder if Cashman meeting with Girardi and his people isn't a bit for show and an opportunity for everyone to save face and part ways, along with giving Girardi permission to speak with other teams. It might be legit but I have to wonder.
Posted: 10/1/2013 1:36 PM
Posted: 10/1/2013 1:50 PM
SportsGoblin wrote: Epstein did leave himself an opening to hire Ausmus if he wanted. He listed managerial experience as a strong desire, but said that failing at that, the candidate must be a strong leader. Ausmus is that. So he is a dark horse candidate maybe, but not eliminated.
Posted: 10/1/2013 1:53 PM
MikeNesterNR wrote: Let's see how fast we can derail this one. Cashman just said Yankees are in negotiations with Girardi. If he resigns with Yankees, who do you think Cubs should target ?
Posted: 10/1/2013 2:04 PM
Posted: 10/1/2013 2:32 PM
mindbodyspirit wrote: They can't FORMALLY be in negotiations with Girardi until after October 31st when his contract with the Yankees expires. What will ensue either amounts to pundit speculation, delaying tactics on the part of Girardi's representatives (or him), or the Yankees signing Girardi to healthy raise with guarantees of improving the club (perhaps delaying that whole 'below $189M payroll' goal of the Steinbrenners).Speaking of pundit speculation, here's a good one: http://www.chicagonow.com/cubs...o-keep-girardi/Cheers!
Posted: 10/1/2013 2:38 PM
As # Cubs’ chances for Girardi seemingly diminish, here is one name to keep in mind: # Padres assistant GM and former # Dbacks mgr A.J. Hinch.
Posted: 10/1/2013 2:45 PM
Posted: 10/1/2013 2:47 PM
MikeNesterNR wrote: So you are all out of your own ideas and have to use others. great. I give up.