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This is the best the Cubs could get.........

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Chef, Oct 16, 2006.

  1. 21

    21 Well-Known Member

    You know who they really should get, maybe permanently...?
  2. Chef

    Chef Active Member

    Murray, Bill.
  3. Ben_Hecht

    Ben_Hecht Active Member

    Piniella makes sense, only in that you want a hardass on the heels of a country-club operator
    like Busty Daker.
  4. Gutter

    Gutter Well-Known Member

    Piniella: "I like to win."

    Lyons: "Then why did you go to the Cubs?"
  5. Armchair_QB

    Armchair_QB Well-Known Member

    I'm not sure how I feel about this. I don't know that Pinella is necessarily a bad hire.

    Hiring Pinella and upping payroll to $115 million supposedly sends a signal that they're serious about getting out of the ditch as quickly as possible.

    Of course given the fact the same idiots will be making personnel decisions this year doesn't mean they'll spend the extra money wisely. If a $95 million team can lose 96 games imagine how many games $115 million team could lose.
  6. buckweaver

    buckweaver Active Member

    PinIella. P-i-n-i-e-l-l-a. Lou Piniella.

    Thank you. Carry on.
  7. micropolitan guy

    micropolitan guy Well-Known Member

    Piniella inherited a mess in Seattle and left with the Mariners as one of the best teams in the AL. They played hard, fundamental baseball, and won 116 games one year despite traveling more than any team in the majors, I believe.

    I think his handling of pitching is sometimes suspect. But if he hires Bryan Price, who worked wonders with that staff but was released by subsequent managers, and lets him work instead of meddling (and if his staff can every stay healthy) this could be a nice move.
  8. spnited

    spnited Active Member

    I'd much rather have Piniella than Girardi.
    I get the feeling that Girardi, in a major market with rabid fans, would self-destruct in a few months.
  9. Armchair_QB

    Armchair_QB Well-Known Member

    Rothschild has worked with him before. My fear is that Lou brings him back to Chicago.
  10. Chef

    Chef Active Member

  11. Armchair_QB

    Armchair_QB Well-Known Member

  12. Beef03

    Beef03 Active Member

    Wait a minute, doesn't that sound a lot like Dusty pre-Cubs? improved with the Giants every year for like eight seasons, despite questionable handling of the pitchers?
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