Posts tagged "Jim Hendry"

Building for tomorrow, today

Building for tomorrow, today
And other platitudes that don’t actually mean anything. Last night I was relaxing with the wife, watching an old rerun of Parenthood, when my brother Facebooked me a question: are you watching the game? It’s actually good. I had to think for a second about what he could’ve been writing about, and then I remembered… meaningful... Read more »

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 »
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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 »

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 »
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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 »

We listen to Cubs related banter on the radio, so you don't have to

Over the past few days, I have had the opportunity to listen to tons of Chicago sports radio, nearly all of which are concerned with the upcoming Cubs/Sox series.  Of that, most of it has devolved into comparisons between the good-pitch/no-hit Sox being torn apart by the constant bickering between their manager and Gm, and... Read more »

Where does the hope come from?

Honestly?  One of the most talked-about topics lately is the decreased amount of people willing to go to Cubs games.  The fans are not filling the park anymore; what were once sure sell-out dates are coming up short.  Crowds of less than capacity: 35,000, 30,000, 25,000 and on and on.  If you ask me, the... Read more »
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Ricketts broke the cardinal rule of General Managers

Z is right; couldn’t be more right, and Quade is weak. This weekend has absolutely left me shell-shocked, and I am sure I am not alone, huh? Marmol has blown two wins in the past week.  The Cubs could have certainly used either win, if not both.  Zambrano had something to say about it today,... Read more »