I think Lou Pinella is a good choice, but the Cubs will never be a consistent winner until the Tribune Company sells the team. It looks to me like the Tribsters are positioning the Cubs for a sale in the next year or so by keeping Jim Hendry and his ill gotten 2 yr contract extension and not signing Pinella beyond 3 years. It is no secret that the Trib has had financial issues and they may sell their broadcast media outlets.
One reason they bought the Cubs was for programming for WGN TV & radio. It should be interesting.