Hard To Believe Hendry Will Keep His Job

CHICAGO (WSCR) Already on the hot seat before the season started, the horrid season for the Chicago Cubs thus far has only increased the scrutiny of the team general manager Jim Hendry put together.

“The problem is what they have on the field,” Ken Rosenthal, of FOX Sports, said on the Mully and Hanley Show.

The Cubs have a promising group of young players like Starlin Castro, Darwin Barney and Carlos Marmol, but they’re saddled with big contracts of aging and unproductive players.

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“The way it has gone, with the way they’ve played, with attendance dropping at home the way it has,” Rosenthal said. “I find it hard to believe [Hendry] is going to keep his job.”

The Ricketts family, in their second season of ownership, are still working to define themselves as owners. As a result, it’s hard to read just how they will react to, and address the problems the club has faced this season.

“I would not be surprised to see anything happen at the end of the season,” Rosenthal said. “But at the same time, I’m not going to blame [Rudy] Jaramillo, I’m not going to blame [Mike] Quade. I’m not going to even put it all on Hendry, because they have had some things go agaisnt them. But certainly the contracts, in general, have really hurt them. It’s come back to haunt them and even if they want to sell off guys, it’s going to be very difficult for them to do.”

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  • fishee

    Has this type of situation happened at your place of employment? I’ve seen this happen countless times. Why won’t management let a weak horse go? To save face? Letting someone else in management go makes management look bad?

    Just think of all the real gems that are out there, who have the untapped potential. Very few managements think that way and just stay in the sewer.

  • Larry Horse's water trough

    I’ll define the Ricketts family as owners.

    They’re idiots. Idiots who are in completely over their heads. The Cubs will become a trainwreck of epic proportions within the next 3 years.

  • Murphs Upper-Lip

    “Hard To Believe Hendry Will Keep His Job”

    Hard to believe Hendry has kept his job this long…

  • tom sharp

    Once again I ask, “How many$10 to $15 million+ losers can one guy sign without repercussions”?

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