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Pat Gillick “doubtful” to be interested in Cubs’ GM job

Aug 19, 2011, 1:44 PM EDT

Pat Gillick

Last month there was speculation regarding Pat Gillick talking to the Cubs about a job in the front office, but now that the general manager spot is open Ken Rosenthal of reports that Gillick won’t be replacing Jim Hendry.

According to Rosenthal “it’s doubtful that he would even consider the Cubs” because Gillick “is happy as a special advisor with the Phillies.”

Just three weeks ago Bruce Levine of ESPN Chicago wrote that Gillick “would definitely consider the Cubs if the situation was right,” so we probably haven’t seen the last bit of speculation linking the Hall of Famer to Hendry’s old gig.

  1. shaggylocks - Aug 19, 2011 at 1:47 PM

    Is Joe Morgan looking for a job?

    I kid, I kid! The Cubbies have suffered enough!

  2. Chris Fiorentino - Aug 19, 2011 at 2:11 PM

    If Ken Rosenthal says it…well then…Congrats Cubs fans on your new GM Pat Gillick!!!

  3. mvp43 - Aug 19, 2011 at 2:21 PM

    There’s nothing attractive about the Cubs job at all. Wrigley has a lot to do with because its an absolute dump. The players can’t stand it there so the team has to over pay just to get players interest. This team will not win anything until the stadium problem is addressed.

  4. rundmc81 - Aug 19, 2011 at 3:27 PM

    If the players don’t like it there so much then how come numerous all star caliber players will not waive their no trade clause to leave?

    • mvp43 - Aug 19, 2011 at 3:56 PM

      Because they’re already being paid. Once their contract is up, they’re gone………Keep an eye on how many free agents the Cubs sign and the dollar amount of the contract.

  5. rundmc81 - Aug 19, 2011 at 4:09 PM

    Their contracts don’t change if they get traded.. Aramis could have been traded but he didnt want to go. It would not change his pay

  6. natstowngreg - Aug 19, 2011 at 4:41 PM

    Pat Gillick is in one of those enviable places in life — he can decide where he works (or if he works). Whether he agrees to run the Cubs may depend on whether he thinks ownership is committed to winning, and is willing to leave him alone as he rebuilds the team.

  7. SmackSaw - Aug 19, 2011 at 4:46 PM

    Stand Pat is too old. A consultant maybe.

  8. leftywildcat - Aug 20, 2011 at 10:35 AM

    I have to wonder if Gillick would be open to the job of MLB Commissioner?

    Some improvements that get talked about might finally get done, such as an umpire in a replay booth, or a re-alignment plan, or more equitable penalties for brawls.

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