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    Aramis gives Hendry a vote of confidence

    3B Ramirez gives Cubs GM Hendry vote of confidence :: CHICAGO SUN-TIMES :: Cubs

    Ahh the dreaded vote of confidence. What do you think should he stay?



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    Re: Aramis gives Hendry a vote of confidence

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    Re: Aramis gives Hendry a vote of confidence

    I think he should. The man built the team that went to postseason play twice in a row. You don't just throw him out on a year where we (presumably) don't make it. That kind of thinking is just stupid, IMO.

    But I'm a long-term Cubs fan, and I remember a whole lot of years where we won absolutely nothing.


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    Re: Aramis gives Hendry a vote of confidence

    Quote Originally Posted by CycloneErik View Post
    I think he should. The man built the team that went to postseason play twice in a row. You don't just throw him out on a year where we (presumably) don't make it. That kind of thinking is just stupid, IMO.

    But I'm a long-term Cubs fan, and I remember a whole lot of years where we won absolutely nothing.
    That man also dismantled a team that won 97 games because it didn't have a lefty bat. If Hendry is to get the credit for assembling the 2007 and 2008 teams, he certainly (along with Lou) deserives the lions share of the blame for this years edition.



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    Re: Aramis gives Hendry a vote of confidence

    I would guess that Ricketts lets him stay atleast another year. The question is with so many long term contracts how are the cubs suppose to make a bunch of moves to get better. I mean the Cubs have a 140 million dollar payroll and other than 1 starter and a couple in the bullpen and on the bench there isn't many options



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    Re: Aramis gives Hendry a vote of confidence

    Well, Ramirez is right and wrong. Yes, Hendry did a good job assembling teams the past few years, but everybody in baseball was scratching their heads over the Bradley signing. And now we're stuck with Soriano for what, five more years? He bet the farm on winning short term, lost, and has now screwed the team long term.

    And that reporter isn't following the team too closely if he thinks Lou's a lock to come back next year. More than likely he doesn't come back IMO. He's ready to check out.



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    Re: Aramis gives Hendry a vote of confidence

    He said yesterday that he would be back next year.



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    Re: Aramis gives Hendry a vote of confidence

    Quote Originally Posted by hurdleisu24 View Post
    He said yesterday that he would be back next year.
    I just saw that, but it doesn't change my opinion too much. He can't say he'd going to quit and not fulfill his contract before this season is over, especially with their playoff prospects dwindling. He'd be a total lame duck. He kept mentioning the new ownership so it wouldn't surprise me at all for them to come up with some sort of mutual agreement separation in the off season.

    I'm not sure I want him back judging by the interviews he's given. He can't remember how runs were scored, what series are coming up, etc. And don't forget this dandy.

    Cubs Lose Again. Jim Hendry And Lou Piniella: This Is Your*Fault - Bleed Cubbie Blue

    Then there's the matter of Lou looking like a lost little boy most of the time this year. He's nearly fallen asleep at the wheel a couple of times -- last week's failure to have John Grabow warming up with the three best LH hitters in the NL due up and Carlos Marmol walking the world was inexcusable.



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    Re: Aramis gives Hendry a vote of confidence

    Quote Originally Posted by TarHeelHawk View Post
    That man also dismantled a team that won 97 games because it didn't have a lefty bat. If Hendry is to get the credit for assembling the 2007 and 2008 teams, he certainly (along with Lou) deserives the lions share of the blame for this years edition.
    I've got no problem with that. That's where baseball is somewhat tricky to predict. At least getting one lefty bat in there made sense. Making that bat Milton Bradley never did, but I think I've spent the whole season wishing we hadn't done that.

    I'm not really enjoying the whole collapse thing, but I'm willing to give him a chance to right the ship for next year.

    A work buddy of mine sums up work nights this way: "Sometimes you get the bear. Sometimes the bear gets you." I think it fits at least a little when putting together a baseball team. So much of it is unpredictable until it's too late. This year, the bear definitely got us. (Cue the Cards fans to remind me that it's a bird that got us.)


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    Re: Aramis gives Hendry a vote of confidence

    I've wanted Hendry gone since the Dusty Baker days.

    Everyone is making a big deal about "OHHH!!! He took the Cubs to the playoffs two straight years." You also have to remember that the Cubs payroll INCREASED dramatically after 2003. Both Wrigley and the Tribune Company NEVER opened the checkbook. A smarter baseball man would have spent the money in a much better way IMO.



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    Re: Aramis gives Hendry a vote of confidence

    Quote Originally Posted by CycloneErik View Post
    So much of it is unpredictable until it's too late.
    The way Milton Bradley turned out is quite predictable. This is his 7th team since 2000 for goodness sake. I cannot fathom what made Hendry think signing him would work out in the pressure cooker that is Cubs baseball, especially for three seasons.



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    Re: Aramis gives Hendry a vote of confidence

    Quote Originally Posted by Cyclone90 View Post
    The way Milton Bradley turned out is quite predictable. This is his 7th team since 2000 for goodness sake. I cannot fathom what made Hendry think signing him would work out in the pressure cooker that is Cubs baseball, especially for three seasons.
    The whole thing with that signing that blew mw away was the 3 year deal for a guy who has a history of injuries



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    Re: Aramis gives Hendry a vote of confidence

    I'm kinda like who cares what Aramis thinks on this subject....



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    Re: Aramis gives Hendry a vote of confidence

    Quote Originally Posted by hurdleisu24 View Post
    The whole thing with that signing that blew mw away was the 3 year deal for a guy who has a history of injuries
    Milton's on pace to play 130+ games this year, something he's done only one other time in his career - injuries have not been the problem. Maybe it's his adjustment period, kind of like Kos-k has had.



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    Re: Aramis gives Hendry a vote of confidence

    Quote Originally Posted by Rogue52 View Post
    I've wanted Hendry gone since the Dusty Baker days.

    Everyone is making a big deal about "OHHH!!! He took the Cubs to the playoffs two straight years." You also have to remember that the Cubs payroll INCREASED dramatically after 2003. Both Wrigley and the Tribune Company NEVER opened the checkbook. A smarter baseball man would have spent the money in a much better way IMO.
    No, it didn't - it increased after 2006, when McPhail resigned at the end of the year. The money was always there, but McPhail felt it was better to run the team like he ran the Twins as opposed to running them like the big market operation they are. It isn't any coincidence that 6 weeks after McPhail resigned, Hendry was able to sign the biggest free agent that off season in Soriano. When McPhail was running the show, that never would have been possible, because he never would have given Hendry the cash or autonomy to make the deal.



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