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Theo stepping down

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Postby squally1313 » Tue Nov 17, 2020 5:04 pm

Best GM in team history, by a long shot. Was a hell of a run.
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Re: Theo stepping down

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Does he venture into politics or go to the Mets?
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Re: Theo stepping down

Postby Andy » Tue Nov 17, 2020 5:07 pm

Since he was clearly leaving after next season anyway, I'm not surprised he decided to step down now. Let's hope he left Jed some of his secret sauce for the next rebuild.

He definitely delivered the goods. The second half of 2015 through the end of '16 is about the most day-to-day fun I've ever had as a sports fan.
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Re: Theo stepping down

Postby Banedon » Tue Nov 17, 2020 5:08 pm

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Re: Theo stepping down

Postby Banedon » Tue Nov 17, 2020 5:09 pm

Andy wrote:Since he was clearly leaving after next season anyway, I'm not surprised he decided to step down now. Let's hope he left Jed some of his secret sauce for the next rebuild.

He definitely delivered the goods. The second half of 2015 through the end of '16 is about the most day-to-day fun I've ever had as a sports fan.


He left something like $10 million on the table by leaving early. I'm surprised.
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Andy wrote:Since he was clearly leaving after next season anyway, I'm not surprised he decided to step down now. Let's hope he left Jed some of his secret sauce for the next rebuild.

He definitely delivered the goods. The second half of 2015 through the end of '16 is about the most day-to-day fun I've ever had as a sports fan.


He left something like $10 million on the table by leaving early. I'm surprised.

Those types of departures are negotiated well in advance. More likely than not there was a buyout and he got a good chunk of the money.
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Postby Bote McBoteface » Tue Nov 17, 2020 5:18 pm

Its amazing how he was with Boston forever and us for a blink of an eye, and they were both about 9 years.
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Re: Theo stepping down

Postby David » Tue Nov 17, 2020 5:22 pm

Bummer.

Really thought things would end differently, but PTR really leaned in and went full PTR and that was the nail in the coffin.
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Re: Theo stepping down

Postby Backtobanks » Tue Nov 17, 2020 5:22 pm

I'm not surprised. Why should he try to weave through this off season while dealing with financial restrictions when he has lots of other options out there.
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Re: Theo stepping down

Postby sneakypower » Tue Nov 17, 2020 5:27 pm

thanks for the memories, also hopefully the next guy can draft anybody worthwhile outside the top 10
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Re: Theo stepping down

Postby David » Tue Nov 17, 2020 5:29 pm

sneakypower wrote:thanks for the memories, also hopefully the next guy can draft anybody worthwhile outside the top 10


hey now

he left us brennen davis like he left the red sox mookie
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Re: Theo stepping down

Postby d_money » Tue Nov 17, 2020 5:29 pm

THANK YOU THEO!!!
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Re: Theo stepping down

Postby jersey cubs fan » Tue Nov 17, 2020 5:32 pm

should be in cubs discussions instead of transactions
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Postby WrigleyField 22 » Tue Nov 17, 2020 5:32 pm

Thanks Theo.
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Postby David » Tue Nov 17, 2020 5:43 pm

jersey cubs fan wrote:should be in cubs discussions instead of transactions


agree
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Re: Theo stepping down

Postby The Logan » Tue Nov 17, 2020 5:45 pm

Nailed it-ish...

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TomtheBombadil wrote:FORMER Marlins exec Michael Hill should absolutely be on the shortest of short lists of Theo replacements. Maybe the one I'd say the Cubs should dump Theo for now. We already know he can work under meddlesome owners with sinister ulterior motives


PTR is just gonna promote the leftovers up a spot so he only has to hire a low level scout.
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Re: Theo stepping down

Postby CubinNY » Tue Nov 17, 2020 5:50 pm

David wrote:Bummer.

Really thought things would end differently, but PTR really leaned in and went full PTR and that was the nail in the coffin.

I cannot help but think the financial problems with the Cubs and in baseball in general made this decision a little easier for him. Best decision PTR made.
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Re: Theo stepping down

Postby UMFan83 » Tue Nov 17, 2020 6:02 pm

David wrote:Bummer.

Really thought things would end differently, but PTR really leaned in and went full PTR and that was the nail in the coffin.


Not sure what you mean. Maybe that Bill Walsh quote was treated as gospel more than it should have but i never expected him to last longer than 1 more season. It makes sense given where the Cubs are at that he would leave now. Maybe he would have stayed if the Cubs were spending like they should be, but I'd guess not.

Fake edit: Or do you mean PTR caused the ending to the Theo era to be disappointing?
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