Ok, so maybe firing Jim Hendry didn’t have a magical, irrational impact on the team’s performance.
Archive for August, 2011
Ken Rosenthal says the Cubs have finally placed their first baseman on waivers.
The young, successful Tampa Bay GM could be a perfect fit for the Cubs’ job. Matt Garza and Carlos Pena are already offering their endorsement.
Ramirez’s agent says, with Jim Hendry gone, Ramirez is “probably going to at least look now and see what’s out there” after this season.
Hendry says he and Tom Ricketts believed the next GM might want some of the players Hendry could have traded, so Hendry held onto them.
A source says Ricketts felt out Cashman’s interest in the Cubs’ job as early as the All-Star break. Cashman says he wants to stay with the Yankees.
Young shortstop caught turning his back last night, Ricketts says Z not coming back, Cashner is coming back, and Cubs still hoping Wilken and Fleita come back.
It’s still a series win.
This process will take some time to play out, but five names (among others) to know are Byrnes, Cashman, Cherington, Friedman and Hahn.
The media paints Kenney as a villain, Jim Hendry paints ownership change as the villain, MLB (the villain) is planning to add a one-game playoff, and Randy Wells’ twitter account was hacked by a villain who called bloggers the villain.
A series win over the Cardinals always tastes sweet, no matter the circumstances.
Tom Ricketts, Mike Quade, and Cubs’ players on now-departed GM, Jim Hendry. Today is the day to let them remember Jim fondly.
With Jim Hendry out as Cubs’ GM, Mike Quade is probably gone after the season. President Crane Kenney and Scouting Director Tim Wilken will probably stay. Watch the Hendry and Ricketts press conferences. Also, Lance Berkman is a douche.
The Cubs won one for the Gipper, it seems.
It’s official: the Cubs will haves new GM in 2012. And there was much rejoicing.