Matt Garza to Chicago Cubs: Trade a Fine Move for a Desperate Jim Hendry

January 7, 2011 by  

Quite similar to the way Jerry Angelo handled the offseason of the Chicago Bears, Jim Hendry has made every move at his disposal this offseason in the hopes of saving his job, albeit with considerably less money.

Heading into the winter of 2010-11, most fans and experts knew that the Cubs did not have much money to invest. They'd have to sign players on a budget and would have to do much of their improvement through trade.

Hendry's first splash of the offseason was signing first baseman Carlos Pena. While many questioned the move due to Pena's .196 batting average, Pena brings a presence to the left side of the ...

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