Thed Hoyerstein wrote:jersey cubs fan wrote:biittner77 wrote:I don't get the "Theo will leave in a few years" stuff. Why would he do that? He left Boston to prove that what he accomplished in Boston wasn't a fluke or because of winning with the guys that were already there or whatever. He won a world series with the horsefeathering Chicago Cubs. What other mountains are their left for him to climb in baseball? He's a rock star in Chicago- much more so than he ever was in Boston. Why would he walk away from that?
People with the drive to do what Theo has done generally don't get into a "there's nothing more for me to accomplish why don't I just keep doing what I'm doing" state of mind.
He also explicitly stated in his first press conference that after 10 years a change is good, hence the reason there's a huge correlation between the core's FA timeline and his second 5 year contract. Assuming Theo leaves at that point, best case scenario would be Jed moving into his role and perhaps McLeod as GM (if he hasn't already taken a GM role elsewhere).
Ok, but people change and their priorities change. For those of you that have kids, consider how much that has changed your priorities.
That being said, I completely discounted the idea that an ungrateful fan base might demand he be fired if the Cubs don't win another title in the next 5 years.