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Hendry: Cubs will win at least one World Series

Jim Hendry wasn't at Wrigley Field on Saturday night, celebrating with his fellow Chicagoans. But there was no way to miss the delight so many of his neighbors were taking as the Cubs clinched their elusive National League pennant.
October 23, 2016

Javier Baez, Jim Hendry and how Cubs found a playoff star

The crowd chanted “JAV-Y!” JAV-Y!” when Javier Baez walked up to home plate on Saturday night at Wrigley Field, a spontaneous second-inning response to a
Via CSN Chicago
October 16, 2016

Cubs owe Jim Hendry a tip of the cap for NLCS appearance

As the Chicago Cubs are set to begin their second NLCS in as many seasons, this is the sustained success that Theo Epstein has been talking about since he first took over as president of baseball operations. While Theo’s plan has been extremely successful, he couldn’t get the Cubs to the NLCS on his own. I’m not talking about Jed Hoyer and Jason McLeod, but Jim Hendry, Tim...
Via Today's Knuckleball
October 15, 2016

WATCH: 1991 Creighton Baseball Head Coach Jim Hendry

1991 Creighton Baseball head coach Jim Hendry speaks at the 2016 Creighton University Athletics Hall of Fame Banquet
Via Creighton Athletics
April 16, 2016  |  Discuss

WATCH: Creighton Baseball Hall of Fame Weekend - Jim Hendry

Creighton Baseball Hall of Fame Weekend - Jim Hendry - 4/15/16
Via Creighton Athletics
April 15, 2016  |  Discuss

Obstructed View Podcast Episode 2

In this episode, Sitrick, Myles, and I discuss More college basketball than we intended Wrigley Renovation ‘news’ The likely 25 man roster Guesses at the opening day lineup Kris Bryant and the CBA – a moral issue? Our favorite Cubs of the Jim Hendry era Innings pitched by the fifth starters How everything could go horribly wrong
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March 30, 2015  |  Discuss

What Could Have Been: Chris Archer and the Chicago Cubs

When Jim Hendry traded for Matt Garza in 2011, he did so thinking that the addition of a playoff-tested arm would be what finally got the Chicago Cubs past the NLDS, perhaps even to a World Series. The Tampa Bay Rays, meanwhile, were simply doing what they did best. They were trading an ace pitcher at his maximum trade value, and building a constant flow of young talent for years...
Via Sports Mockery
August 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Fired! Odd Chicago Cubs Psychologist Thought He Was A Player

Chicago Cubs News – This off-season the Chicago Cubs fired team Psychologist Marc Strickland who was a Jim Hendry era holdover. It was former GM Hendry who actually wanted to fire him and it was new Cubs ownership that wanted to keep him around. There were problems with the Cubs players understanding his role, valuing his role and understanding his odd behaviors. Players Did Not...
Via Sports Mockery
March 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Three most overpaid Chicago Cubs in the Jim Hendry era

Now that the Jim Hendry era is over, we can now assess that he overpaid for many players. The Chicago Cubs had one of the highest payrolls in baseball, yet failed to win. Jim Hendry spent a lot of money on a few players in particular that didn’t play at the level of their monster contracts. It was after they signed their big contracts that they began to start declining. With...
December 30, 2013  |  Discuss

Anatomy of a Franchise

There were times in the early days of the Ricketts family ownership where fans (myself included) might have thought that they didn’t know what they were doing.  Maybe that is still true to an extent today.  The Cubs had a small front office, possibly the smallest in the majors.  They had a general manager who was a good scout but a poor evaluator of future talent, if that made...
Via World Series Dreaming
December 08, 2013  |  Discuss

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