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11 responses to “Jim Hendry is a Glass Half Full Kind of Guy – But Half Full of What?”

  1. Rappster

    Ace…you’re also the one who thought Maestri would definitely go in the Rule V…a point you’ve failed to address in the post mortem. Isn’t it possible that you’re the one with the flawed math?

    Neither you, nor I, has access to the inside line. And…quite frankly…you’ve got a decent brain, but it isn’t big enough to fill in these gaps.

    Show me the GM who gets everything right. It’s easy to pick from the outside, when you’re playing with house money.

  2. juniorbors

    No one I repeat no one should defend Jim hendry. Sure it easy to critique someone when you never walked in their shoes but there is not one walk of life where anyone could get away with the type of carelessness that hendry has gotten away with. He has spent this whole off season trying to correct errors he has previously made aka Bradley miles Gregg and his hands have been tied by ridiculous contracts he has signed soriano Bradley zambrano and to some degree dempster. Tell me where you could make those foolish errors then being given time to correct them and still believe you would be employed? Ok, so maybe Lou has a word or two on who he would like to see signed. He needs a left handed bat. So Jim signs Milton. Well, who signed Lou? Jim. My personal opinion that in a city where Jerry Angelo Is being head hunted Jim hendry should have been long gone with his track record. Keep in mind its a what have you done for me lately industry, don’t tell my about d lee for hee sop choi or aramis Ramirez for a Pittsburgh organization that is clueless. Do something now or get the hell out.

  3. Rappster

    Without the Ramirez and Lee trades…where exactly would we be today?

  4. Rappster

    Ted Lilly, Garciaparra, Dempster on reclamation, Reed Johnson…there’s a huge list of Hendry wins.

    And yes…Nomar was a HUGE win. He got hurt, but he was a huge victory at the time.

    Some are bits and pieces…some are big scores.

    This is clearly a generational issue. It’s about perspective. It’s about patience.

  5. juniorbors

    Nomar was not a huge win. It was a huge acquisition but you could argue that Matt murton was the most productive part of the transaction. Its about the outcome not the transaction and nomar was never productive for the cubs. I am more concerned about results. Reed johnson was a nice pick up where nobody wanted him coming off back surgery but he is not a difference maker. Probably a platoon player at best. Dempster was overpaid after his career year and you will probably never see 17 wins out of him again. Well. I’m still sold on firing hendry.

  6. Rappster

    Nomar was the big fish, and lots of teams wanted him…you can say you’re only interested in results, but every trade…every transaction comes with risk. Hendry got him.

    You want to stick to measuring results? I agree…results matter. Still, if you’re in favor of a trade happening, and then decide to kill the GM when it doesn’t work out…that just doesn’t make sense.