Cubs Coaching Staff A-OK with Ricketts Family

Posted on 31 October 2009 by Lou

Looks like we won’t have too much change this off-season with the Chicago Cubs coaching staff.  Jim Hendry will remain the Cubs General Manager; Lou Pinella will remain the Cubs Manager; and Matt Sinatro and Mike Quade will still be the Cubs base coaches… Even though Tom Ricketts joked during Friday’s news conference that his brother Todd would be the team’s new 1st base coach, it doesn’t appear that any rash coaching changes will be made before at least 1 full season has been played at Wrigley Field under the tutelage of the Ricketts Family.

Ricketts had this to say about the staff:  “You hire people you trust and give them the opportunity to make the decisions and hold them accountable.  I think we have the right people, the right manager.  Let them do their job.  If it doesn’t happen, then we think about it next year.”

That sigh of relief you heard on the north side was from GM Hendry.  As we have discussed before, Hendry has mortgaged the franchise for the foreseeable future with horrible free agent signings each of the last 3 seasons – see Alfonso Soriano, Kosuke Fukudome and Milton Bradley.  Hendry has to be on a short leash, and he knows it.  If the team doesn’t produce in 2010, look for Hendry to be asked to leave next October.  I hope at least. But for now, it looks like everything will remain the same at Wrigley Field for 2010.  Let’s just hope the quality of play and win-loss record improves from 2009…

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