Andy McFail

Andy McPhail snubs Ryne Sandberg

Orioles President Andy McPhail, of the royal baseball McPhail lineage (grandpa Larry, dad Lee) had a chance to snag another ex-Cub and went another direction today by hiring non-nonsense manager, Buck Showalter.  Recent speculation by Tribster, Steve Rosenbloom, had Sandberg on Andy's speed dial but it seems it wasn't so. The O's beat writer for mlb.com said the short list was former O's catcher Rick Dempsey, former Indians manager Eric Wedge and Bobby Valentine, who has recently volunteered his services as the next Cub manager.

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  • Difference is LaStella sucks, and Chapman doesn't

    /,I need

    jacos 40 min 12 sec ago view
  • My guy Addy

    jacos 45 min 27 sec ago view
  • \m/

    jacos 53 min 14 sec ago view
  • he's attempting a comeback (or he's just very bored) and playing indie ball in the atlantic league...short-lived-cub brad snyder is also on his team.

    very boring numbers for a guy with his experience in indie ball, though not bad numbers...probably not enough to get him a minor league deal at his age (33)

    crunch 53 min 36 sec ago view
  • there goes heyward's gold glove win. bench him and bring up matt murton.

    crunch 58 min 20 sec ago view
  • felt like 36 for sure....

    Rob G. 1 hour 1 min ago view
  • Didn't LaHair hit 36 before the All Star Break? Then none after.

    John Beasley 1 hour 2 min ago view
  • @CarrieMuskat 41s41 seconds ago Bryant is 1st #Cubs player to top 35 HRs since Aramis Ramirez hit 38 in 2006

    surprised me, thought Soriano may have or Rizzo...maybe LaHair or Schierholtz too :)

    Rob G. 1 hour 10 min ago view
  • Twitter tells me more boo's than cheers for LaStella.

    Sigh.

    What was the reaction in Chapman's first game? I was there about a week later and it was all cheers.

    Not that the situations are a one-to-one, but...damn, priorities 'Murica.

    Rob G. 1 hour 15 min ago view
  • bryant is good at doing home rons.

    crunch 1 hour 44 min ago view
  • Word is Patton is refusing to report to Des Moines.

    Charlie 1 hour 49 min ago view
  • lastella's not lost the ability to play 2nd...that's for sure.

    crunch 1 hour 49 min ago view
  • I'd wait til after our last election if I was you.

    Old and Blue 1 hour 52 min ago view
  • i tried...all i got back was comments about beyonce and the walking dead. maybe this should be done in the off-season.

    crunch 1 hour 55 min ago view
  • I'm not making fun of anyone else's losing records until we're in about year 10 of the dynasty and/or Bryant hits his 700th home run.

    Old and Blue 1 hour 59 min ago view
  • The Twins lost their 47th game on June 17. That's all I got tonight. Go Cubs.

    John Beasley 2 hours 51 sec ago view