David Ross Is The New Cubs Manager, And We Shouldn’t Be Making Judgements This Early…..
During this week, multiple media outlets have reported that former Cubs catcher David Ross is being named the NEW manager of the Chicago Cubs. He will succeed former skipper Joe Maddon, who spent five years in Chicago, breaking the organization’s long standing 108 year curse with their 2016 championship win.
Honestly, I’m not really sure how I feel about this situation as of right now. There have been PLENTY of people that have given their thoughts on the hiring. Some people will tell you that he has no experience as a manager, and it’s going to be a LONG learning experience for a team that has a ticking clock on it’s head. (With contracts coming up, etc…)
BUT, other’s will tell you that his extensive years playing the game will help him in his quest to being a great manager. Not only that, his extensive years being a catcher will aid him as well, since he was kind of like a “field game manager” anyway.
However, you also have the folks out there that have somewhat of a problem with him being close to the guys on the team. They think that since he is so “buddy-buddy” with the stars, that it will negatively effect how he runs the team. They think that since he is so “buddy-buddy” with the guys, that it will be tough to take him seriously as their skipper.
On the flip side of that argument, there’s also the folks that will argue that his relationship with the guys on the team will help him out in the long-run. They will argue that because he already has a strong foundation with the team, and they already respect him as their “elder” and the “vet” of the game, that everything/everyone should mesh together nicely.
(Let me stop myself there before I ramble on even more).
But do you see what I mean? There are SO MANY arguments to this story that are all valid in their own right. Because of that, this turns into one of those hirings that we have to “wait and see” how it plays out.
What are your thoughts on the Cubs hiring David Ross as their next manager? Is there anyone else out there that would have been better? Let me know in the comments below, and on Twitter at @KShermanSports