Originally written on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 10/8/13
Manny Acta – who has managed organizations through the early phases of rebuilding without seeing the payoff – wants to help take the Cubs to the next level. While waiting for Joe Girardi to give the New York Yankees some answers about his future people familiar with Acta and Cubs executives describe a potential fit a Plan B option. Acta interviewed on Monday in Chicago where team president Theo Epstein and general manager Jed Hoyer wanted to hear about his experiences with the Washington Nationals and Cleveland Indians (372-518 overall record in nearly six seasons). “I spent a few pleasant hours with the Cubs front office” Acta wrote in an e-mail Tuesday morning. “We got to know each other and exchange philosophies. It is an attractive opportunity due to the track record of the front office the talent coming thru their system and of course the great city of Chicago.” Acta is said to be fluent in sabermetrics and relentlessly upbeat though that positive message had been tuned out...
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