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Thinking outside the box

It would be generally accepted that the performances of both Andy MacPhail and Jim Hendry in their current positions has been unsatisfactory. Yet both were brought to their jobs as President and GM because of very strong successes in their prior jobs.

MacPhail was GM in Minnesota and won 2 World Series in his 9 years. As a result he was brought to Chicago and ultimately became the President of the team. Hendry was hired by MacPhail in 1995 and he became scouting director the next year. While in that capacity the Cubs grew to become the #1 rated minor league system.

It seems to me that the Peter Principle has taken both men into areas that they haven't succeeded from positions they were among the best.

What to do? How about moving MacPhail back to GM and Hendry back to heading up the minor league system?

Will it happen? Of course not. But it sure makes sense to me.

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