This was a topic that was discussed on Waddle and Silvy today, and I thought it'd make for interesting discussion here. I really enjoy comparing and contrasting all of Chicago's 5 major sports teams, and talking about them all in one context or another can be a lot of fun.
Over the last couple of years, it's been easy to notice that Chicago has some pretty bad GMs. Within this very post I tried to rank the GMs, and could not decide who to put first, as I'm not sure that any of the 5 really deserve it. Kenny Williams is the only GM that has a Chicago championship to call his own, but he's made his fair share of mistakes. Stan Bowman and Gar Forman seem to be on the right path, but is the sample size really large enough to anoint them as the best GM in Chicago? Jim Hendry is a disaster in many respects, but sometimes it's hard to discern what percentage of his current failures should be assigned to stupidity and what percentage should be assigned to simply trying too hard to keep his job. And then there's Jerry Angelo, fresh off of a Greg Olsen for a third round pick deal. The guy has an odd ability to draft well in the lower rounds while almost completing shitting the bed on first round picks. Angelo doesn't have much of an eye for offensive talent, and he ends up with great special teams players because he drafts athletes that don't end up being good enough on either side of the ball to be difference makers, so they end up making the most of their talent on the few special teams plays that they're involved in per game.
Vote on the best GM in town and leave your power rankings in the comments w/ any explanation you feel is necessary.
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