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Gillick unequivocally denies Cubs rumors

Posted on: July 23, 2011 3:13 pm
 

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. -- Pat Gillick as the next president of the struggling Chicago Cubs?

If that's the new Hall of Famer's next move, he said Saturday here at the Hall, it's news to him.

Rumors of him possibly taking charge of the Cubs after this season started a few days ago with a Chicago radio station, far as Gillick knows, and the special assistant to Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro said "it's entirely not true."

"I don't know Mr. Ricketts," Gillick said of Cubs owner Tom Ricketts. "I've never even met him."

Gillick said that he thinks current Cubs general manager Jim Hendry "has done a good job. They've had a lot of injuries. I've always found Jim to be very forthright."

As for his own future, Gillick, 73, said that he will not take another general manager's job.

However, he said he would consider a potential job as a club president.

"I'll take a look at it," Gillick said. "But as far as a lateral move, I absolutely would not do it. I love my situation with the Phillies."

A former GM in Toronto, Baltimore, Seattle and Philadelphia, Gillick said that if executives were depicted on their plaques in a cap, he would choose that of the Blue Jays, where he took charge of his first big league club and cemented his reputation as one of the best in the game.

Comments

Since: Oct 20, 2006
Posted on: July 27, 2011 3:11 pm
 

Gillick unequivocally denies Cubs rumors

That's right.  You can go on and on with top baseball people who couldn't get the Cubs to the WS - Leo Durocher, Sweet Lou, Dusty, etc.  Cubs - destined to never, ever win the World Series.



Since: Dec 18, 2010
Posted on: July 24, 2011 1:53 pm
 

Gillick unequivocally denies Cubs rumors

Not even Pat Gillick can get the Cubs turned around..........I truly believe they're jinxed and if Gillick took on that job, it would impact his legacy as a baseball genius



Since: Feb 24, 2007
Posted on: July 24, 2011 12:27 pm
 

Gillick unequivocally denies Cubs rumors

Too bad our dumbass owner already used him and threw him away. he would be a perfect fit with the Orioles right now with Andy Macphails contract expiring.



Since: Apr 1, 2009
Posted on: July 24, 2011 12:09 pm
 

Gillick unequivocally denies Cubs rumors

I'm a Jays fan, and a baseball fan. Of all the teams over the years that I kept track of there was never, ever a man that I thought was smarter or had more baseball savy then Pat Gillick I think the guy in Tampa is doing a good job and maybe Milwaukee's GM is good, but they have a long way to go to catch Gillick's mastery of building winniers. The Cubs should be so lucky to get him! Maybe they can end that draught. Congrats on the hall entry Pat, and thank-you for saying you would choose a Toronto cap if you got to wear one on your plaque. We Jays fans respect you and hope you truly taught Gord Ash everything you know!



Since: Dec 27, 2007
Posted on: July 24, 2011 12:13 am
 

Gillick unequivocally denies Cubs rumors

Pat Gillick as the next president of the struggling Chicago ?

If that's the new Hall of Famer's next move, he said Saturday here at the Hall, it's news to him.

Rumors of him possibly taking charge of the Cubs after this season started a few days ago with a Chicago radio station, far as Gillick knows, and the special assistant to general manager Ruben Amaro said "it's entirely not true."

That would be the best thing the Cubs have done in 8 years. Gillick is a winner and would hire the best ppl available. You could bet Soriano and Zambrano would be gonzo.





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