Chicago Cubs GM Jim Hendry Must Go

April 19, 2010 by  

New Chicago Cubs owner Tom Ricketts essentially gets a pass in his first season.  Even if he had been inclined to replace under-achieving general manager Jim Hendry and Hendry’s cohorts, he lacked the time.  Ricketts and his family endured a nightmarish process to purchase the Cubs and related properties for $845 million from the complicated ownership of crusty real estate magnate Sam Zell. 

Offseason baseball business already had begun when Ricketts officially took over last Halloween.  Someone had to assemble the 2010 Cubs, and Hendry the incumbent was the only practical choice.  When you’re attempting to close a difficult deal of that magnitude, finances p...

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