Havok1517 wrote:Why not Lou as the Rangers coach? He's already said the reason he turned downthe SF job was because it was too far from his house and family in Tampa Bay. It seems to me the Rangers job would be the closest to TB and they'd have road trips to TB every year.
It was rumored that Cubs ownership, i.e.. the Tribune Corp, was not all that thrilled with Giradi as he is not perceived as enough of a yes-man or corporate suck up that can be easily influenced.
Piniella fits that mold a lot better, though he has been known to go off at times (to say the least). However, Girardi has a reputation of being very much of his own mind and the one thing corproations hate are talented people who will get things done and do things their own way.
As to why Piniella likes Chicago better, I think it is a case that the money would be bigger, and he feels he will have more room to redo that club longterm and get bigger glory. Texas he would very much have to follow what Hicks and Daniels have to say.