Since it's an off day and I'm bored I was sitting here thinking if I woke up tomorrow morning and I realized I was Tom Ricketts what would I do as the owner of the Cubs
I know everyone has their ideas so I want to hear what you'd do?
After the jump I'll give my ideas as a start...
Knowing that he has said he doesn't want the job, first thing I do is pull Maddux into my office and ask him if he would be willing to take the GM job as an interim with the strict understanding that it is interim unless HE wants the job, but that he will have the job until we find a replacement at the end of the season.
If he says yes I get the machinery rolling to find a new GM in the off season. If he says no I find a temp GM to clear as much salary room within reason.
Then I pull in Hendry and send him off with a severance package and a fruit basket.
Next I pull in Quade and let him know I will back him 100% if he decides he needs to bench any player no matter his contract. if a player is not performing and giving 100% make him ride the bench. That goes for EVERYONE... from Castro to Soriano to Zambrano. I also let him know, I know full well he was given a bad hand this season and his job is safe.