CHICAGO (CBS) — 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.

Fox Sports columnist Ken Rosenthal says the Cubs are “on the right path” no matter how this season turns out, with Satrlin Castro, Darwin Barney and Andrew Cashner poised to make the Cubs competitive in seasons to come.

If Hendry is fired, scouting director Tim Wilken and farm director Oneri Flieta, who could bring in more top talent, will also likely go, Rosenthal wrote.

Furthermore, even if the Ricketts family does not like the way Hendry spends money, there is always the option of hiring a “strong club president” to maintain financial discipline, Rosenthal wrote.

Rosenthal reminds readers that during the days of Tribune Company ownership, Hendry was at the helm as the Cubs won three NL Central Division titles – in 2003, 2007 and 2008.

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