All indications are that Hendry is one of the great guys in baseball. Honest. Hard-working. Compassionate.
But realistically, signing Alfonso Soriano and Aramis Ramirez to those contracts? And Carlos Silva?
Hendry’s tumultuous tenure with the Cubs comes to an end. He began his career with the Cubs in 1995 in Player Development, and had been the GM since midseason in 2002. Since that time the Cubs have been division winners, in last place, division winners again and had back-to-back fifth-place finishes in a six-team division.