Cubs fire GM Jim Hendry
So there had to be a scapegoat and that persona was general manager and vice president Jim Hendry, who was fired on Friday.
The Cubs announced that assistant general manager Randy Bush would be named Interim general manager.
Hendry was hired in 1994 as director of player development and then promoted to scouting director the next season. In 2002, he was promoted to general manager after serving as assistant to then-president Andy MacPhail.
Under Hendry, the Cubs hired Dusty Baker in the fall of 2002 and Lou Piniella in the fall of 2006.
They also won divisions in 2003, ’07 and ’08. The 2003 team came within five outs of going to the team’s first World Series since 1945.
The back-to-back playoff berths were the first for the franchise since 1907-08.
Hendry and most of his front office have one year remaining on their contracts.
He signed a four-year, $5 million extension before the 2008 season.
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