Sox, Cubs: Opposites that shouldn't attract same candidates

Sox, Cubs: Opposites that shouldn't attract same candidates
November 4, 2011, 11:32 am
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Theo Epstein just left a team that's looking for a manager (the Red Sox) to join a team that's looking for a manager (the Cubs), so it stands to reason the list of potential candidates would be similar.

But Sean McAdam doesn't think it should.

"These two teams are in very different places," CSNNE.com's Red Sox Insider said Thursday on 'SportsNet Central'. "While the Cubs won just 71 games, and have a poor, thin farm system, and are a long way from contending again, the Red Sox, before they imploded in September . . . had the second-best record in baseball and have a recent track record of success. The roster's better, it's deeper, there's more talent, and there's more help available in the farm system.

"So they should be looking for different managerial candidates . . . because the teams are much different . . ."