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Written by The Staff   
Sunday, 01 October 2006 17:24

Andy McPhailChicago Cubs President Andy MacPhail resigned on Sunday, ending his 12 year run as president of the organization. The Cubs finished the season 66-96 (.407), last in the NL Central. Under McPhail's tenure the Cubs went to the playoffs twice (the Divison Championship in '98 when the Cubs lost to the Braves, and in 2003 when they lost the NLCS to the Marlins).

As reported, "I have been here 12 seasons and during that time there have been only two postseasons," MacPhail said. "That's not what I came here to do. I haven't been as effective as I wanted to be. I think for a franchise that has had a payroll among the top teams, we should be doing better and we are not. I am the CEO and I am responsible."

"I think what is most frustrating to me is just a lack of consistency. This year is an example to a degree," MacPhail said. "It was a club that we thought we were building on just evaporated on us. The last couple of years we have had some of our highest paid players on the disabled list for most of the season."

Senior vice president of marketing and broadcasting, John McDonough will serve as interim president while Jim Hendry will remain as general manager of baseball operations.

(The AP)

 
 
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