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Old 07-09-2013, 01:29 PM
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Default Would you welcome McDonough?

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Dan McGrath made note of this today and I think it could be an interesting concept. Let's face it. This organization needs an overhaul from the bottom up and it's going to take some serious guidance to make it all happen. Reinsdorf is far too loyal to his guys and Williams is not the man to create change around here. Would McDonough be the man to wake up this apathetic fan base? The Hawks appear to be doing fine now. Maybe Chicago's best sports marketer of the last 30 years can move onto his next project and finally help out the team he grew up rooting for.
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Old 07-09-2013, 01:33 PM
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Sounds good to me.
I certainly wouldn't object to an entire house-cleaning either.
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Old 07-09-2013, 01:34 PM
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Attendance has fallen yearly under current marketing group.
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Old 07-09-2013, 01:41 PM
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If McDonough were brought in, and handed full control - then yes.

If McDonough were brought in to give the illusion of change - then no.
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Old 07-09-2013, 01:53 PM
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If McDonough were brought in to give the illusion of change - then no.
I can't imagine McDonough accepting that position. Given that, McDonough as team president would be a welcome change, and the quickest way to turn this franchise around.
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Old 07-09-2013, 02:01 PM
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If only the Sox were willing to make a move like this.
Unfortunately I don't think anything will change until this team is sold.
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Old 07-09-2013, 02:05 PM
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I have a very hard time believing - especially since his son is now taking more of a role - that Reinsdorf would hand the keys of the franchise over to John McDonough.

Do you think William Wirtz would have hired McDonough - I think not.

Same with Jerry Reinsdorf.

I agree with you it would almost be impossible to see McDonough knowingly accepting a job in order to simply provide cover - but that's not what I meant. McDonough could very well accept a job with the White Sox with everybody intending on him running the show, only to have side show idiots continue with their cloak and dagger routines to the point of paralysis within the organization.
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Old 07-09-2013, 02:07 PM
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This is a typical "writers" story. Take a totally unrealistic scenario and turn it into a "what if" story. Not going to happen at all.

As long as Reinsdorf owns the Sox he will have his people in there. The problem is he's too loyal to people that are under performing.
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Old 07-09-2013, 02:16 PM
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I can't imagine McDonough accepting that position.
McDonough with his hawks success would want control of all the aspects of his job and not want to be controlled. It seems as though the willingness to be controlled is a qualification in getting a Sox job.
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Old 07-10-2013, 07:31 AM
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I would not welcome McDonough in particular but certainly someone like him. The White Sox need someone from outside the organization to come in and evaluate things. In fact, they needed it a long time ago.

But nothing like this would ever happen. Jerry Reinsdorf would have to admit that he is not the baseball genius he thinks he is. So instead the team will go for several more years unable to compete in a weak division.

Besides, there is a reason this organization keeps hiring in-experienced people.
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Old 07-10-2013, 07:52 AM
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I don't think he would have any interest- but I would welcome with open arms a marketing/operations professional who also has a good knowledge of the Chicago market and the history/culture of the White Sox.

Other than the 1st few years of Brooks' tenure- between "recent Brooks" and Rob Gallas- very mediocre performance in this area.
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Old 07-10-2013, 08:30 AM
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I'll help him unpack his bags. What they are doing currently is NOT working. In all areas.
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