Chicago Cubs: So who do I want personally?
As much as I would love to have David Ross, my choice would be Paul Molitor. The Cubs couldn’t hit in 2018, and a guy with 3,000-plus hits could be just what this team needs.
Granted, the popular choice is and always will be Ross. God forbid the team cut ties with Joe Maddon next season. The Ross 2020 campaign for Cubs skipper will rival anything either major political party puts forward for the next presidential election.
Of course, all of this is hypothetical. But when you have a bench coach interviewing for pretty much every managerial vacancy in the game, it’s time to plan accordingly. Brandon Hyde is a well-respected guy with a ton of experience in the game.
At some point, even if it’s not this winter, he’s going to get the chance to manage a team of his own. If that happens to come this offseason, the Cubs have plenty of options to choose from in picking his successor.