Ex-Chicago-Managers-Get-Another-Chance Week Continues

Ex-Sox skipper Jerry Manuel is already in place in New York. Now, the heads are continuing to roll in Seattle. The M's have canned manager John McLaren and replaced him with bench coach and former Cubs manager Jim Riggleman.

After three seasons running the Padres, Riggleman managed the Cubs from '95 through '99 and went 374-419 (.472). The team's best season under Riggs was in 1998, The Year of Sammy, when they went 90-73 and won a one-game playoff against the Giants to reach the post-season.

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When I think of Jim Riggleman, I think of his peculiar tight uniform. I'm not sure if this says more about Riggleman or me.

Riggleman did wear a tight uniform, but I still think you might want to consider counseling...just in case.

you might want to consider counseling...just in case.

Oh, for sooo many reasons. : )

HAHAHA!

I'll never forget the day I was heading up the stairs to the platform at the Addison L station on my way to work, and I passed Jim Riggleman heading down the stairs on his was to work. I thought it was freakin' cool that the Cubs' manager took the El to Wrigley.

He also says no MRI was performed today, but he was examined. He will be on ESPN 1 K shortly and I will update my post with more info if their is anything to add.

(Update): He will also have a sonogram tomorrow with his MRI and he felt better today than he did last night.

http://www.northsidebaseball.com/Forum/viewtopic.p...

http://proxy.espn.go.com/chat/chatESPN?event_id=21107

Olney from a chat wrap:
Kevin (Manassas): With Edmonds playing much better lately, will the Cubs stick with him and Johnson in CF, and look to acquire another SP, or will they still look to acquire a left handed bat also?

SportsNation Buster Olney: Kevin: the feeling of rival executives is that the Cubs will be aggressive in trying to improve their team as much as they can, with what they have (and the Cubs don't have a deep farm system). If they can get a better pitcher, they'll do it; if they can get a better outfielder for the right price, they'll do it. Most teams will lay back and essentially keep the status quo, with some tinkering, but the Cubs are sending signals that they're ready to upgrade

they had an Indians beat writer who speculated that if they do deal CC, the one thing they're minor league system is missing is a big, middle of the order bat, probably a corner spot...unfortunately the Cubs system is missing that too.

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    Arizona Phil 1 hour 11 min ago view
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    CTSteve 3 hours 27 min ago view
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    Has there been any news on Oscar de la Cruz' health?

    Raisin101 9 hours 58 min ago view
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    crunch 11 hours 12 min ago view
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    Arizona Phil 11 hours 31 min ago view
  • Wow, Lyin' CTSteve? He was just BEGGING for my endorsement last year!  Lame!

    Transmission 11 hours 37 min ago view
  • 1. I did not say the thing I insisted that Trans write down and attribute to me, or it was taken out of context.

    2. Trans and his "roast" (aka, a Salisbury steak TV dinner by Swanson) are very low energy.

    3. Make TCR great again.

     

    CTSteve 11 hours 43 min ago view
  • Yeah, I'm fine if I don't hear another one, furlong time.

    Transmission 11 hours 45 min ago view
  • nice recap, horrible game...i hope to never hear another horse pun/joke for at least a decade.

    crunch 11 hours 57 min ago view
  • Recap posted.  ~sigh~

    Transmission 12 hours 14 min ago view
  • THAT WAS TURRIBLE.

    MY GAWD.

    crunch 12 hours 38 min ago view
  • Ok, fine. I'll do a recap.

    Transmission 15 hours 42 min ago view
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    Old and Blue 15 hours 49 min ago view
  • LOL and yes. No need to even be that formal, can just say "Trans, keep my name out of this abomination of a discussion."

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