Originally written on The Sports Bank  |  Last updated 8/14/13
Around the two year anniversary of former Chicago Cubs’ general manager Jim Hendry’s firing on August 19, 2011, we will write a brief retrospective on his tenure with the Cubs and his continued imprint on the organization.  As we will document, while Hendry made some solid free agent signings and masterful trades, his overall drafting record and performance as a trade-deadline seller were woeful.  Where Hendry appears to have left the most positive imprint is through his international signings.   However, another positive legacy of Jim Hendry’s regime appears to be one of his final pieces of business prior to his ouster, the 2011 draft.  If the theory holds credence that one player alone can make a draft successful, then first round pick SS Javier Baez might be exhibit one.  However, we have identified twelve other players from the fifty selected in the 2011 draft who have made positive contributions to the Cubs’ organization this season.  We will profile two members of the draft c...
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