The Chicago Cubs have just announced the firing of their general manager. Jim Hendry, who had been the Cubs GM since 2002 has seen both ups and downs in his time with the team.
During his reign as GM, Hendry hired two high profile managers with Dusty Baker and Lou Piniella. Also, the Cubs won three division titles in 2003, 2007 and 2008 including being only a few outs away from going to their first World Series in nearly 70 years back in 2003.
However, in the past 2 years, the Cubs have missed the postseason and this year they have the second worst record in the National League with one of the higher payrolls in all of baseball. For this reason, this move comes at no shock to most Cub fans.
Tom Ricketts and the ownership of the Cubs will now be looking for a new general manager to start rebuilding for the long term. You wonder if that will include of Cubs manager Mike Quade in the offseason considering Hendry was the one who hired Quade originally last season.