This should come as no surprise. These three candidates have all been talked about here in detail and it appears that now the mainstream media here in Chicago is beginning to hop on board. Yesterday we talked about how Ben Cherington, John Coppolella, and Rick Hahn were all mentioned by Dan Connelly of the Baltimore Sun and today they were all mentioned by Phil Rogers by the Tribune.
Rogers talked about Coppolella's local ties at Notre Dame and his experience with the Braves and the Yankees. He said Coppolella's drawing attention for his work with the Braves farm system, which has produced several top pitching prospects.
He also talked about Ben Cherington as Theo Epstein's "understudy" and as someone who has been involved in major decisions. There are others, including Scott Miller of CBS Sports, who believe the Cubs may actually prefer Cherington over Epstein.
Additionally, Mike Mulligan and Brian Hanley of the Score today talked about John Coppolella as a rising candidate. They mentioned his proficiency with statistics, his winning background, and his commitment to the farm system. They also talked about Rick Hahn, a local candidate with a very strong analytical background who just happens to be a Cubs fan.
For more detail on the 3 candidates here on Cubs Den, you can read them by clicking the links below...
We should be learning something soon about the Epstein situation. He is said to be interested but the odds are still 50/50 at best that the Cubs can steal him away from Boston. If they cannot, I'd be happy with whichever of these three candidates Ricketts finds as the best fit.
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