Back during the strike in 1994 the Cubs hired Andy MacPhail who brought a new era of sweater vest wearing to the north side of Chicago and boy were most Cub fans excited.
He took over the team completely and hired Ed Lynch one of the oddest looking people ever to wear the uniform as his GM and an unknown man Jim Hendry to run player development.
I often wonder what might have been different if MacPhail had been the GM, hired a Kenney type to be the team President and not had Lynch at all and had just developed the prized pupil in Hendry who would wind up taking the job eventually anyway.
I think we're starting to see the rumors Hendry was sat on by MacPhail and maybe there was friction there may have been true.
I wonder also what might have been if Hendry had had more free reign earlier.