‘New Direction’ For Cubs Could Cost Hendry His Job

CHICAGO (WSCR) The Chicago Cubs’ season is quickly starting to fall apart. And as it does, the likelihood that general manager Jim Hendry will be shown the door at the end of the season increases. But the problems with the team aren’t necessarily all his fault.

The Cubs have a lot of money coming off of the books after this season, although Alfonso Soriano and Carlos Zambrano’s won’t. It’s those overpriced contracts, that the Tribune Company pushed for, that have hindered what Hendry and the Cubs have been able to do recently.

“Everything that was done in that time period kind of ran contrary to to what Jim Hendry believes in,” Peter Gammons, of the MLB Network, said on the Mully and Hanley Show. “He’s a scouting and development guy, and now they’re never alloyed to go spend money on draft choices, which is the only way you get stars, you don’t get washed up players for $18 million per year. And that’s how they went and ownership wanted to do that, and said: ‘Try to go out and win and up the value of it.’ That’s fine, and Jim will end up being sacrificed for that.

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“I understand why management says: ‘You know what? We’ve got to throw the fans a new direction.’ I buy that. I think the Ricketts are very fair people and I’m told they’ve been very fair with Jim, but that time comes, and those changes have to be made sometimes.”

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  • The Platzner Post

    Something has to be done!!!


    “The Chicago Cubs’ season is quickly starting to fall apart.”

    Starting? Did you say “starting”?

  • Cameltoe Rancher


  • Cameltoe Rancher

    OK- let’s try it this way comment nazis
    1) Mullingham and Help need better “experts”. Bad Brad Biggs and the d0rk with the bow-tie on FOX positively stink

  • Cameltoe Rancher

    2) Peter Gammons is one of the few people who can answer the question “Hey- who’s C O C K do you have to S U C K to get into the MLB HOF?” Remember, he championed Eric Wedge as the next great Cub manager about a year ago. Send him FAR away along with the Twitter commercial

  • Cameltoe Rancher

    3)Jim Hendry is “a scouting and development guy,”?!?!?!?!? WHAAAAT?!?!?!!? WYC???? Name me one, just one, left-handed slugger that his program has produced since Steroidy Palmeiro! I’ll be waiting, here buddy!



      You know, Ct R, I’m going to say, with certainty, that no Cubs player, now, is on the juice.
      If they are, they are using them wrong, badly, or getting the placebo batches.
      That is something to be said.
      MLB is devolving into a three team league. I’d be fine with smaller salaries until something is done to balance the relentless push of the Cardinals (they’re not done), Yankees, and Red Sox.

      • Cameltoe Rancher

        I believe you about the roids, but that shows just how long it’s been since the Cubs’ Minor League Program produced any lefty sticks.

  • tom sharp

    How many $10 to $15 million a year losers does this guy get to sign before someone in charge realizes he’s part of the problem? I repeat myself from years ago, “there is no one in this organization with a 3-digit IQ on the field or in the front office.” It’s Morons Inc.!!!

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