Agree completely with Phil Rogers in today’s Chicago Tribune: Ryne Sandberg deserves to get the managerial job with the Cubs next season. Ryno was one of the best second basemen of of all time – perhaps the best – and more than that proved himself a true team leader, someone who kept his head and absolute left everything on the field every time he jogged out there. I think his quiet, example-based leadership would be just about right for juggling a staff that is going to be a mix of young upstarts (many of whom were plucked from the Iowa Cubs he himself was managing) and contracted veterans with a couple years left who have been under-performing recently.

Give him the job. It’s the right choice, not just the sentimental and nostalgic one.