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Saturday, August 13, 2011

MLBTR: Cubs To Retain GM Jim Hendry

The Cubs will hold onto general manager Jim Hendry, barring a change of thinking among the the team’s owners, the Ricketts family, according to Bob Nightengale of USA Today (via Twitter).

Smoke the Objective pipe for Jim Hendry.

Tripon Posted: August 13, 2011 at 10:58 PM | 19 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Brian C Posted: August 14, 2011 at 04:09 AM (#3899529)
I think we all knew this was possible. The Ricketts just show no sign that they give a #### what happens.
   2. McCoy Posted: August 14, 2011 at 04:12 AM (#3899531)
The sun will rise tomorrow?

This is a non news story. He's reporting the status quo as if it is breaking news!
   3. RB in NYC (Now Semi-Retired from BBTF) Posted: August 14, 2011 at 04:23 AM (#3899535)
I'm surprised by this--assuming it refers to into the off-season rather than the rest of 2011--only because the Ricketts may not really care about the Cubs, but I assume they care about the $$$. And firing Hendry is an easy, cheap way to give the impression to fan that you care.
   4. Walks Clog Up the Bases Posted: August 14, 2011 at 04:23 AM (#3899536)
Sigh.

This shouldn't surprise, I suppose, since I can't recall Hendry's job ever being in serious jeopardy. If the Cubs do retain him, he's got a golden opportunity to redeem himself this off-season. Depending on how the Zambrano saga pans out, Hendry will have a windfall to play with and two of the game's best impact players up for grabs at a position the Cubs will have a vacancy at. If he goes and does something silly like re-sign Carlos Pena to a multi-year deal without making an aggressive go at either Pujols or Fielder, then I may have to take a season off.
   5. Psychomasochist Posted: August 14, 2011 at 05:25 AM (#3899575)
I think it's kind of surprising just in the sense that this team seems like a complete mess and #3.
   6. Eraser-X is emphatically dominating teh site!!! Posted: August 14, 2011 at 06:49 AM (#3899599)
Ricketts see shadow-->103 more years of winter.
   7. rr Posted: August 14, 2011 at 07:00 AM (#3899600)
@4

I will be very surprised if the Cubs are not all over Pujols and Fielder, no matter who the GM is.
   8. Swedish Chef Posted: August 14, 2011 at 10:30 AM (#3899615)
A mere formality. Now that Zambrano has selected himself as this season's scapegoat, everyone else in the organization is entirely blameless.
   9. Harveys Wallbangers Posted: August 14, 2011 at 11:53 AM (#3899619)
Robin

Given both players have seen the Cubs up close I wonder if either will have interest unless the offer is HUGE
   10. cardsfanboy Posted: August 14, 2011 at 12:17 PM (#3899627)
As a Cardinal fan this is something that makes me smile...as a baseball fan this is something that makes me sad.

will be very surprised if the Cubs are not all over Pujols and Fielder, no matter who the GM is.


I'm still in denial, I don't think Pujols sees a day of free agency.
   11. Avoid running at all times.-S. Paige Posted: August 14, 2011 at 12:21 PM (#3899628)
I'm still in denial, I don't think Pujols sees a day of free agency.


I'm a Yanks fan and I don't see him leaving the Cards. The interesting thing to me is how much he's going to make. How much did this season cost him?
   12. cardsfanboy Posted: August 14, 2011 at 12:35 PM (#3899632)
I'm a Yanks fan and I don't see him leaving the Cards. The interesting thing to me is how much he's going to make. How much did this season cost him?


I keep thinking that this season cost him plenty but hopefully Mo shows a competency that he hasn't shown before and offers him a contract with a two year player opt out clause to get him to sign for what he's currently worth while allowing him the luxury of thinking that he could return to his greatness.

If he signs for 8 year 200 mil, I don't see a problem with that.
   13. charityslave is thinking about baseball Posted: August 14, 2011 at 02:37 PM (#3899654)
Maybe he gets extra points for having to deal with all the Zambrano meltdowns.
   14. Eric J can SABER all he wants to Posted: August 14, 2011 at 03:42 PM (#3899673)
How much did this season cost him?

Well, the year's not over yet...

Comparing 2011 to 2010 for Pujols, his HR rate is virtually identical (6.3% of non-IBB PA last year, 6.1% this year). His walk and strikeout rates are both down (9.8% to 7.4% in BB rate, again ignoring IBB; 11.5% to 9.1% in K rate). And his BABIP is down 40 points, .297 to .257. Maybe he's not working counts quite as deep, or maybe teams aren't pitching around him quite as much, or maybe the hits just haven't dropped in so far; regardless, he seems like a solid bet to rebound (or to continue his rebound - he's slugging .654 since July 9, although he's not walking at all).
   15. Enten Posted: August 19, 2011 at 03:31 PM (#3903867)
   16. bunyon Posted: August 19, 2011 at 03:44 PM (#3903894)
Can I just say that I love seeing this on the sidebar along with the story on his being fired?
   17. Guapo Posted: August 19, 2011 at 04:14 PM (#3903956)
Nightengale: PASSENGERS ENJOY SPECTACULAR VIEW OF ICEBERGS AS TITANIC SAILS ALONG SMOOTHLY
   18. The Fallen Reputation of Billy Jo Robidoux Posted: August 19, 2011 at 04:24 PM (#3903972)
"NIGHTENGALE ACTUALLY CUCKOO"
   19. My Grate Friend Peason's pants are rankled Posted: August 19, 2011 at 04:42 PM (#3904000)
Chass: HOW COULD YOU FORGET JIM HENDRY'S RACIST PAST, NIGHTENGALE?

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