Cross Pat Gillick’s name off the list of potential replacements for Jim Hendry, whom the Cubs dismissed as general manager on Friday.
Gillick, recently inducted into the Hall of Fame, is happy as a special adviser with the Phillies, and it’s doubtful that he would even consider the Cubs, according to major-league sources.
The Cubs, though, will have no shortage of candidates for their vacant GM position, which will be filled on an interim basis by assistant GM Randy Bush.
“They will have their pick of the litter,” one rival executive said Friday. “It’s probably the best job out there.”
Gillick, 74, retired as a GM after the Phillies won the 2008 World Series. He also won World Series titles with the Blue Jays in 1992 and ’93.
— Ken Rosenthal