Baseball watchers everywhere are trying to figure out exactly what it was that the Chicago Cubs were up to last weekend at the MLB trade deadline.
If the Cubs trade Zambrano and still have to pay the majority of his freight – as was rumored in the proposed deal with the Yankees – then how does that help the Cubs?
It has to be over for the current regime. Not just double-checked, monitored and supervised, but over.
Major league sources have told me that Cubs owner Tom Ricketts has spoken to Pat Gillick as recently as last week.
Well, the All-Star Game is done. And, in case you stopped paying attention around Mother’s Day…or Tax Day, the Chicago Cubs are, too.
Admit it Chicago, you’ve probably never relished the All Star break as much as this year. Mind you, I said the break and not the All Star game itself. The game is a joke but that’s a story for another day. What I’m talking about is having a few days away from the terrible season we are witnessing on both sides of town.
While team chairman Tom Ricketts has said that he’s happy with the job Jim Hendry has done, there seems to be a sentiment from the baseball community outside of Chicago, that the Cubs will likely have a new general manager next season.
The Cubs didn’t start this season with lofty expectations from their fans. But as the midway point in the season approaches, the team has failed to meet the modest of expectations.
On Wednesday, Chicago Cubs general manager Jim Hendry went on record saying that despite the team having one of the worst records in baseball, there wouldn’t be a “fire sale.”
Cubs’ GM, Jim Hendry, spoke to reporters before game one of the Crosstown Classic at Wrigley Field. “We’re going to put Z on the DL,” Hendry said.
Every next thing we hear from the Cubs is crazier than the last.
“The bantering that goes on about how many people will be out of here is foolish.” – Jim Hendry
On a wet and gloomy Wednesday afternoon, Tom Ricketts, the Chairman of the Chicago Cubs, met with the media.
Cubs General Manager Jim Hendry discussed his frustrations with reporters Monday at Wrigley Field and said he understands the disappointment from fans.
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 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.
Cubs win 9-3 and take the series from the Mets behind Z’s pitching and bat.
Last weekend I was out of town visiting some friends and I was wrapping up the trip and saying goodbye, I gave a couple of my buddies a hug. Good thing we are not in Major League Baseball or this might have turned out to be a big deal.
A picture of Chicago Cubs general manager Jim Hendry hugging St. Louis Cardinals superstar Albert Pujols before Tuesday night’s game cause plenty a stir. But all the talk about the hug was brushed off by Hendry.
A columnist warns that firing Cubs general manager Jim Hendry would be a bad move, no matter how the team comes out at the end of the season.