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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

The Cubs have fired their team psychologist

The Cubs will of course have a new manager for the upcoming season (Rick Renteria), and they'll also avail themselves of the services of a new psychologist. That's because the team shrink, Marc Strickland, has been fired. As Paul Sullivan of the Chicago Tribune writes, the Cubs' previous GM, Jim Hendry, had wanted to can Strickland, but ownership wanted him around. Current...
Via Pro Sports Daily
March 16, 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...
Via isportsweb.com
December 30, 2013  |  Discuss

Chicago Cubs 2011 draft review: Javier Baez, Dan Vogelbach

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...
Via The Sports Bank
August 14, 2013  |  Discuss

Marlins grew to love Mike Redmond

Jim Hendry was under strict orders. This was in August 1992, nearly 10 years before Hendry became general manager of the Chicago Cubs. Hendry, who had left his job coaching at Creighton University to join the Florida Marlins, an expansion team, was in Wichita, Kan., scouting amateurs at the National Baseball Congress World Series. "You've got $10,000 for the week,"...
Via Fox Sports
February 01, 2013  |  Discuss

Redmond proves $15K can go long way

Jim Hendry was under strict orders. This was in August 1992, nearly 10 years before Hendry became general manager of the Chicago Cubs. Hendry, who had left his job coaching at Creighton University to join the Florida Marlins, an expansion team, was in Wichita, Kan., scouting amateurs at the National Baseball Congress World Series. "You've got $10,000 for the week,"...
Via Fox Sports
February 01, 2013  |  Discuss

Arizona State University President Calls the Cubs Liars

Since the Ricketts took over as owners of the Cubs, not much has gone easily or without pissing a whole bunch of people off.   Their keeping of Jim Hendry and a dead roster to flail away under the guise of contending for two years pissed off a large chunk of the fanbase. Now the organizational overhaul that has required a gutting of high priced talent from the roster is pissing...
Via Obstructed View
June 16, 2012  |  Discuss

Yankees hire Jim Hendry as a special assignment scout

The New York Yankees have hired former Cubs General Manager, Jim Hendry, as a special assignment scout under General Manager Brian Cashman reports Bruce Levine of ESPNChicago.com. Cashman believes Hendry will be an “invaluabe resource” (via Levine). “He can scout amateur players; he scouts pro players for us,” he said. “He's as connected in the game as you can possibly...
Via PRO Rumors
February 01, 2012  |  Discuss

Yankees hire former Cubs GM Hendry as special assignment scout

The New York Yankees hired former Chicago Cubs general manager Jim Hendry has a special assignment scout under general manager Brian Cashman on Tuesday. Hendry worked 17 years in the Cubs organization, wearing a variety of hats - ranging from general manager from 2002-11 to farm director. He was fired as general manager in August by Chicago chairman Tom Ricketts. The 56-year-old...
Via Pro Sports Daily
January 31, 2012  |  Discuss

Former Cubs GM Jim Hendry hired by Yankees

Former Chicago Cubs general manager Jim Hendry has been hired by the New York Yankees as a special assignment scout. Hendry spent 17 seasons with the Cubs and was GM from July 2002 until he was fired on Aug. 18, unable to help the team win the World Series for the first time since 1908. New York also promoted Steve Donahue to head athletic trainer on Tuesday. He succeeds Gene Monahan...
Via AP on Fox
January 31, 2012  |  Discuss
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