Cubs' GM choice will be telling

Tom Ricketts will finally reveal his vision for the club's future when he makes his hire

Updated: August 22, 2011, 11:59 AM ET
By Jon Greenberg | ESPNChicago.com

CHICAGO -- Tom Ricketts made his point early on during his news conference, with as much emphasis as his flat, genial Midwestern timbre would allow him:

Don't ask me who the next general manager of the Chicago Cubs is going to be. Seriously.

"By its very nature, this is a very personal process, both for me and for everyone that I'll be talking to during the next few weeks," Ricketts said with a dollop of naivete. "Because of that, it needs to be a very private process. Just ...

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