August 19, 2011
There’s Hope Again in Chicago
Today the Chicago Cubs did what they should have done about 4 years ago: they fired general manager Jim Hendry.
Cubs owner Tom Ricketts had this to say about the decision.
“We just didn’t win enough games,” Ricketts said. “Nothing should diminish Jim’s tenure here. We won three division titles while he was here. … Jim is truly a first-class individual and we’ll all miss seeing him here in the office.”
Hendry did oversee the Cubs winning first place 3 times, but in recent years, he’d lavished large contracts onto players who underperformed and became untradeable, including Alfonso Soriano and Aramis Ramirez.
The search for a new GM begins immediately.
Fingers crossed for Jim Bowden.