Stone Open To Other Baseball Jobs, Just Not Cubs’ GM Job

(WSCR) It’s not uncommon for managers and front office members to go to the broadcast booth and vice versa. As a result, Cubs fans are already speculating whether former Cubs television analyst and current White Sox analyst Steve Stone would be interested in the general manager job on the North Side.

The short answer?

“Absolutely not,” Stone said on The Boers and Bernstein Show on 670 The Score Friday. “I will not be part of any conversation that includes GM next to the title. So that’s one thing that I can definitively say.”

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But that doesn’t mean Stone wouldn’t entertain other jobs with the Cubs or other places in Major League Baseball.

“A senior adviser? Well, certainly it’s something to entertain,” Stone said.

The White Sox analyst detailed how many jobs there are underneath a general manager and said part of his job as a broadcaster has made him very prepared for those duties.

“In my job as a broadcaster, I spend a lot of time talking with managers and general managers of other teams and most players of other teams,” Stone said. “So I’ve got a good handle on just exactly who are the guys who can really help you win and who are the guys you just assume send to the team you are competing against that they think can help them win. And I think that’s really important when you put together a team.”

But don’t mistake Stone’s comments as a desire to get out of his current job with the White Sox.

“I have a very nice contract with the Chicago White Sox,” he said. “I enjoy what I do. I love coming to the ballpark every day. That being said, you have to entertain anything that’s proposed to you. But before you can entertain anything, it has to be proposed to you.”

Cubs Chairman Tom Ricketts might want to take note of that.

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  • gomerp77

    Stone will never take a position with a team that puts too much of the responsibility for winning and losing on his shoulders because he would then turn into the guy that the experts are taking shots at instead of being the expert that takes all the shots. Great analyst but also seems to be a coward when it comes to putting it all on the line.

    • Spoon

      He’s also on the short list for ‘Most Disliked Guy in Baseball’ by his peers. There’s a reason he’s been told “No” as much as he has been. Hard to be a GM when none of your players or the other GMs in the league can stand you.

  • Doug

    Who decided this guy was even qualified for this position? The Hawk? If he leaves the booth there won’t be anybody there to string enough words together to form a complete sentence!

  • Larry

    Steve Stone is a hypocrite!! He use to make excuses for Hendry saying that “Hendry is in his infancy stages of his GM career making excuses why the Cubs were bad. I guess he and Hendry had a falling out because he started bashing Hendry shortly after making that comment. Don’t forget Stone has recommended Dusty Baker, He thought Michael Barrett should have been signed to a lucrative contract. No way you touch this guy.

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