When I think about things I want the Cubs to accomplish this off-season this is one of the most important ones to me personally. You have to understand that Ryne Sandberg is my favorite Cubs of all time. Can you imagine Derek Jeter retiring and going to coach the Red Sox???? I can’t! But that is a possibility with Ryno being interviewed by the St. Louis Cardinals. I truly believe that Jose Oquendo will end up as their manager, but until it’s official I am not happy about this nightmare of a situation.
With all of that said, I have several reasons for bringing back Ryno to the Cubs. First, we all know he won’t be our next manager. Theo was upfront immediately and I respect that. I’m sure Sandberg did too. So, bring him back as a bench coach or minor league manager. Here’s my reasons why.
1. He knows what it takes to play all of those day games at Wrigley Field year after year.
2. He managed from 2007-2010 in the Cubs minor league system and is very familiar with many of the players in the farm system and some that are already on the big league club.
3. He’s had success in the minor leagues with the Cubs and last year with the Phillies Triple A team.
4. He’s a Hall of Famer that swallowed his pride to manage in the minor leagues just to have this chance.
5. Imagine him winning the World Series in 2012 as the manger of the Cardinals!
Those are just a few reasons with the last one indicating that the world will end next year!