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Old Oct 20th 2010, 7:36 am
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Jim's last blunder

this will surely seal this clowns fate- Why hire this guy and not Sandberg or Girardi? It is not like Mike Effin Quade is gonna sign with another team? Epic fail again on Jim Hendry's part. If he did this to appease the current players it is a even bigger mistake because the players we have are not good enough. I guess now I have two more years to not put my expectations in a drawer.
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Ricketts didn't want to pay Joe 5 years $25 million.
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this will surely seal this clowns fate- Why hire this guy and not Sandberg or Girardi? It is not like Mike Effin Quade is gonna sign with another team? Epic fail again on Jim Hendry's part. If he did this to appease the current players it is a even bigger mistake because the players we have are not good enough. I guess now I have two more years to not put my expectations in a drawer.

Bruce Miles posted that this move is getting alot of praise from around the league.

I don't get the hype about Sandberg. The guy has not 'paid his dues' like so many people say. Sandberg getting kicked out of every other game in the minors is enterntaining, but that kind of stuff becomes embarrassing at the major league level unless you can win division titles every year.
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great- For the sake of argument forget Sandberg- Of course there is praise around the league no one wants to manage against Girardi but MQ bring it on.
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great- For the sake of argument forget Sandberg- Of course there is praise around the league no one wants to manage against Girardi but MQ bring it on.
ummmm....no one wants to manage against Girardi because the Yankees are an awesome team with top-level talent... it has absolutely NOTHING to do with whose managing them. You could throw a random lineup generator in the dugout and they'd still win 90 games.

The Cubs are paying Quade less than a million...I'm glad they saved $3-4 million dollars on a position that is largely ceremonial. Whether they put that money back in the payroll or into the farm system, we'll see.
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I would say you get what you pay for but clearly that does not hold true in our case since we have one of the highest payrolls with **** players. Might as well have a manager on the cheap we aren't going anywhere anyway.
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I would say you get what you pay for but clearly that does not hold true in our case since we have one of the highest payrolls with **** players. Might as well have a manager on the cheap we aren't going anywhere anyway.
You do get what you pay for, and salary is no indication of future success.

How many of those players on the Cubs would you rate top 5 in their position in the NL??

probably none.

How many on the Yankees are top 5 in the AL?? probably 3 or 4 if not more.

The problem is the Cubs tied up the 'money spots' on the team a long time ago (1b, 3b, lf, rf, and starting pitching), and many of these players are past their peak years, either age-wise or they've been in the league along time. Every year since 2007, he tries to 'win it all' every year to appease what's become IMO, an increasingly impatient and hostile fanbase, rather than build a long-term strategy. That strategy only resulted in the boom and bust team we've seen the past couple of years.
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It is coming out they did not even consider Gerardi. I really think Joe would have came here for 2 million a year and a long contract.

As for Sandburg , Quade is a better choice than him. He grew up a Cub fan and has more manager experience. About six weeks more and 60 games
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It is coming out they did not even consider Gerardi. I really think Joe would have came here for 2 million a year and a long contract.
I'm still not sure why you say that

Yankees -

-better players
-better pay
-better minor league system
-better management
-better publicity

He'd be a fool and the laughingstock of the league to leave New York for Jim Hendry. It would be equivalent to Matt Taibbi leaving that liberal rag much-hated but well-circulated RS to go write for the National Enquirer.
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Someone please explain to me why Mike Quade was a bad hire? Take away the silly emotions and the typical rhetoric...what's BAD about this hire?

Overpaying for a "name" is not the way to go in hiring a manager. If anybody should understand this...it's Cubs fans.

The Cubs are going to be transitioning alot of young, talented, position players over the next few years(Jackson, Castro, Lee, Colvin, DeWitt, Castillo, Guyer, Barney)...Quade's strengths as a coach are in fundamentals and the development of young players. Quade was a coach in Iowa and the big league team over the last bunch of years...he knows these players...and his contract is for 2 years...

So what's the problem!!!!!!!!!!!
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