Posts in category "Jim Hendry"

It appears Carlos Marmol has been allowed to destroy himself

It appears Carlos Marmol has been allowed to destroy himself
PROLOGUE: next time you want to say something snide to us about grown men caring too much about a meaningless sporting event, I want you to recall this, then STFU. It is a little-known codicil that, in the case of Carrie Muskat actually writing something worthwhile on cubs.com, we must follow it up with our own... Read more »

Cubs avoid arb with Garza - that's good, right?

Cubs avoid arb with Garza - that's good, right?
Jim Hendry didn’t believe in arbitration cases.  This is one of the reasons why I don’t routinely savage the guy for his many failings as a general manager.  It appears he didn’t have the “guts” to stand in a room with one of his players and systematically discredit him, in order to save money.  The... Read more »

Blind, unconditional trust in Theo Epstein must continue

Blind, unconditional trust in Theo Epstein must continue
On MLB radio today, Jim Memelo and Todd Hollandsworth noted quite correctly that if Jim Hendry was still in the Cubs’ GM chair, with the underwhelming lack of activity so far, that we Cubs fans would be storming 1060 W. Addison with torches and pitchforks.  I mean, eff you, Memelo…I don’t even own a pitchfork!... Read more »
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A shortlist for improvement, pt 3

Or: Offensively Obvious Statements About Baseball Welcome to Part 3 of the 4 part “fix the gawddamn team” series that I’m writing mostly as an exercise to get back into the swing of things.  (Hey, it’s been, like, years since I last regularly blogged.  Not every post I write can be a total PWNage of... Read more »

Someone yelled, Who Fired Jim Hendry?, when after all, it was you and me

Someone yelled, Who Fired Jim Hendry?, when after all, it was you and me
Pleased to meet you, hope you guessed my name. As I write this, we are down 3-1 to the Cardinals.  I thought we would instantly be better?? Well, even if we get stomped by the Evil Satanic Fowl, today is a good day, as you might expect, now that Jim Hendry’s termination was announced.  I... Read more »

Why Zambrano's tantrum is, really, a very good thing for the Cubs

Why Zambrano's tantrum is, really, a very good thing for the Cubs
OK, in order for this line of reasoning to work, you have to agree with the premise that: all that matters for the Cubs is the future right now.  What happens the rest of this season doesn’t mean dick, because Hendry and Quade are being entirely short sighted, ignoring playing prospects in order to possibly... Read more »
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The Cubs - on a team full of suckholes, which is the worst?

The Cubs - on a team full of suckholes, which is the worst?
I’m not asking who is the worst on the 25 man roster at the present moment – that would be probably be a tossup between the Shark, Grabow, Wood and Russell, and the fact that all four of them are from our bullpen says a lot about 2011 on the North Side. Koyie “Three-Finger” Hill,... Read more »

This shouldn't be surprising

I remember not too long ago that the Chicago Cubs were brightly looking toward a very promising future.  In this future, they were competitive, well-managed, and brimming with expensive talent.  The only problem is that “not too long ago” was the winter of 2006 and the “very promising future” was the 2008 baseball season.  Here... Read more »