David Ross to be named new Cubs manager

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David Ross to be named new Cubs manager

Wed Oct 23, 2019 10:45 am

This is such a HUGE mistake.

Joe Espada or Joe Girardi should have gotten the job. I think this ensures that Theo Epstien will have his hands in day to day managerial decisions.

Well. At least we won one championship in the Epstein era.
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Re: David Ross to be named new Cubs manager

Wed Oct 23, 2019 10:59 am

I don't know if it's a mistake, necessarily, but it's not exactly inspiring. Ross will be good short-term to help Lester and the locker room vibe, but long-term? You've been grooming him for this role now, so what happens when you fire him? Awkward.
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Re: David Ross to be named new Cubs manager

Wed Oct 23, 2019 11:21 am

UOK wrote:
Wed Oct 23, 2019 10:59 am
I don't know if it's a mistake, necessarily, but it's not exactly inspiring. Ross will be good short-term to help Lester and the locker room vibe, but long-term? You've been grooming him for this role now, so what happens when you fire him? Awkward.
Maybe they are using him as a stop gap until they can get Terry Francona.
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Re: David Ross to be named new Cubs manager

Wed Oct 23, 2019 12:18 pm

Girardi butts heads with young players all the time. I can see why they didn't go that direction.

That said: Ross is very meh to me. Definitely a hold-your-breath-and-wait-and-see hire to me.
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