Jim Hendry interviewed Joe Girardi today – I’m glad to see the sense of urgency and it appears that he will also be interviewing Mike Quade this week. If Hendry doesn’t go with Brenly I’d like to see him go with either of those two guys – I don’t see either Pinella or Torre (whomever is not going to be the Yankees manager) as being right for the Cubs job and Showalter would produce the “giant sucking sound” that Ross Perot described in the early 90s. Hopefully we’ll have our new manager by this weekend so that 2007 strategizing can begin.

I’m also interested in seeing whether or not the Yanks might be interested in sending A-Rod to the Cubs for Aramis Ramirez; the Cubs will have about a two week window where they can trade A-Ram before he will be allowed to file for free agency. This trade is starting to look more and more do-able!

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