Chicago Cubs Boss Tom Ricketts Should Hire Pat Gillick

July 15, 2011 by  

Pat Gillick, the longtime baseball executive, will be inducted into the Hall of Fame next weekend. He turns 74 next month. But he says he would consider becoming a club president again in the right situation.

That opens the door for Cubs owner, the clueless Tom Ricketts, to get a clue. And that clue could come in the form of a former GM who understands what it takes to build a winning organization.

Gillick has been the GM for four teams and guided the Toronto Blue Jays and the Philadelphia Phillies to World Series titles.

He has said that he is not interested in becoming a GM any longer, so bringing him in would not upset the apple cart—not that...

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