Theo Epstein and Ben Cherington discussed potential new managers for the Red Sox before Theo left for Chicago. So, they're working off similar lists of candidates.
For sure, I'm biased, but why in the world would someone choose Boston over the Northside of Chicago?Mike Maddux would be great for the Cubs if he can convince his brother, Greg, to stick around as an advisor. What a great staff they would have if they can count on Theo Epstein, Jed Hoyer, Jason McLoed, Randy Bush, Tim Wilkin, Oneiri Fleita, Greg Maddux, Mike Maddux, and the rest of staff.
* * *Junior Lake, the Cubs' shortstop prospect, has taken the Arizona Fall League by storm. Through 21 games, he is hitting .315/.365/.618, with 5 homers, while leading the league with 14 extra base hits and 16 stolen bases.
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Has anyone else taken notice at how horribly wrong the Orioles GM search has gone? They have known for months that Andy MacPhail was stepping down, and yet they are still nowhere near getting a replacement...