Many Chicago Cubs fans have been calling for general manager Jim Hendry to replaced by someone, anyone. And get someone in there while we’re waiting. Well, it looks like the finally got their wish. According to Jon Heyman of SI, the Cubs have fired Hendry.
“#cubs announce gm jim hendry has been dismissed,” Heyman tweets with less-than-perfect grammar.
Assistant GM Randy Bush will apparently take over his job in the interim.
Hendry actually did a somewhat decent job, he just threw some bad decisions in there. He was the GM since 2002 and they almost made it to the World Series in 2003. They won the NL Central in 2007 and 2008, so he couldn’t have been doing that bad of a job.
But, he did give Alfonso Soriano an eight-year, $136 million in 2006. That has not remotely worked out. Then you have the years of problems with Carlos Zambrano. I don’t even know to what degree that’s Hendry’s fault, but the guy really needs to go.
Regardless, for Cubs fans that wanted a change at the top, they got it.