Cubs GM Jim Hendry had 1 thing to do at the Winter Meetings this week – move Milton Bradley – even if it meant eating some of the $21 million owed to him over the next 2 seasons. Did he accomplish that? Of course not. This guy really has to go.
Look at his quotes: “I thought there would be more trading. I hoped there would be, obviously, for us. I talked to a few guys, and they felt like they were going to make a deal in the next couple of days… For us, obviously, we would’ve loved to have made one here, but I don’t think it’ll be a detriment. I think we’ll make a deal or two before the holidays. It was a little slower pace and not as much action as I think all of us who sit in our seats would’ve liked.”
And later: “Right now, it seems like a lot more free agents are getting signed in January, and this year seems to be one of them… I think there will be opportunities to get a right fit in the outfield before we go to Spring Training.”
Ya think?! What does this guy get paid for, other than to make bad deals that cripple the organization for the next 3-4 years? This is a joke. He can’t even accomplish the one essential thing that the Cubs need for 2010 – to move the tempermental and overrated Milton Bradley. Something needs to give here. I really hope the Ricketts Family closely assesses Hendry’s capabilities as a GM during the 2010 MLB season. If we don’t see marked improvement and creativity, a change needs to be made…