Originally Posted by clarinetplayer
BREAKING: White smoke seen from Wrigley Field chimney: Theo Epstein has been chosen.
I don't get it though... theo's going to be team president and then hire a new GM.... so the thing he's supposedly great at (building a team through player acquisitions/development/analysis) is going to be done by a different guy.
I don't know if i'd want to work under him (even if I was his friend/former colleague) as a GM if he was going to be the one actually making the decisions on players - its like the GM is still an assistant GM. Thats would suck for the new GM if the guy makes all the key acquisitions/analysis that win a championship and theo ends up getting the credit.
Why not let him be both GM and
president of baseball operations.
Originally Posted by L'Incandescent
As a long-time St. Louisan who bleeds Cardinal red, I am pleased by tonight's result.
I think Pujols just made it harder for the Cardinals to afford him next year. Wow!
you know when Pujols did something special when he makes McCarver sit quietly and just say (oh my god...
) - instead of blurting out some inane factoid/annoyance.