Monday morning no Cubs headlines open thread

Carl will be along a bit later to amuse you. Until then, talk amongst yourselves.

I’ll be hopping on WGN fm with Harry Teinowitz this morning to talk Bears, Cubs, Bulls, etc. You can listen here.  Tweet me live during the show at @JulieDiCaro.

Rumors last night that Rick Renteria has the Cubs job. Thoughts?

11 thoughts on “Monday morning no Cubs headlines open thread

  1. Doc Blume says:

    Honestly, Rick Rentaria I know the least about of any of the Cubs candidates. If the Cubs select him, I guess I’d have to take a wait and see approach.

    Regardless of who is selected, that press conference is going to be a bit awkward…

    “Rick was by far our number one choice.” There will be a total of 0 people who will actually believe this.

    You can say whatever you want about Jim Hendry…but when it came to managers, if there was a candidate he really wanted, he got him.

  2. Doc Blume says:

    Jim Leyland is stepping down as manager of the Tigers.

    The Cubs would hire him, but he isn’t allowed to smoke in Wrigley Field…so that was a deal breaker.

    1. dabirdguy says:

      It is unreal to me that so many “Win now” managerial positions are open at once.
      Usually is is the losers loping heads off.

      1. Doc Blume says:

        From what I understand, this was more of Leyland looking to retire…though it seemed like Dombrowsky was thinking about a change anyway.

  3. dabirdguy says:

    Personally, I feel that the next Cubs manager will be Dale II.
    He will serve out the 2 years until the Cubs become competitive and get replaced.
    Let’s get real….
    Throwing Dale under the bus was meant to try to appease the fans and to try and stop the alarming (to them) decrease in attendance. Theo is smart enough to try and do a CYA move.

    So….
    It really doesn’t matter WHO they hire this go around.
    Should the So-So Twins (Castro and Ratso) actually figure out what is happening to them, and miraculously become the players they were once thought to be, this new guy might have a chance to hang on to the job. But THAT ain’t gonna happen.

    1. NotAgain says:

      Well… hopefully they pick a new manager who will actually help in that regard.

  4. juliedicaro says:

    Brett Jackson is following me on Twitter.

    That is all.

  5. Doc Blume says:

    You should block him.

  6. Doc Blume says:

    Sounds like Mattingly and the Dodgers might be headed for a divorce.

    Honestly, I don’t think I’d be too unhappy to see him in a Cubs uniform.

    1. dabirdguy says:

      I think the Yankees pounced on Girardi so quickly PARTLY because they did NOT want Mattingly there, and if Girardi left they would have been forced by the fanbase there to hire him. They love Donnie Baseball in NY.

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