Not in the Cards

Well, Cubs fans have seen this one coming all season.  It’s been a rough season and changes have to be made.  in the wake of Hendry’s release, Tyler Colvin’s walk-off single in the 10th inning propelled the Cubs to an important win over the Cardinals.  Not that I’m dreaming of a miraculous playoff this year but beating their rivals and really putting an end to Jim Hendry’s career with the Cubs is somewhat poetic.

it’s a new beginning for the Cubs.  Jim Hendry had 9 tumultuous years with the organization and he made some good moves and some not so good moves.  I’ve been saying all season long that with the highest pay roll this side of Manhattan and not being able to secure a World Series spot; there’s bound to be some changes.

Nobody can blame it on curses, Black Cats, winds blowing in or blowing out–Hell, being the “lovable losers” will only draw fans in for so long(Yesterday was their biggest attendence since 1978-was it for Hendry or the Cards?)The question at the end of the day is, Can you win any ball games?

Jim Hendry’s record with the Cubs was 749-748.  That’s an ok record if it were some other team, but the Cubs haven’t won a World Series in 103 years so that record should have been better.

Next year starts today.  No more bullshit(yes, that’s what it is).  The Cubs will make the post season next year, Albert Pujols will lead the team in HR’s and Sandberg will be back.

—Mark Gauthier


  1. strictlycubsbaseball · August 20, 2011

    The Cubs have a lot of work to do, but we had a great draft and signed 18 or our top 20 picks including Dillon Maple who many said wouldn’t be able to be signed. Now we need to hire a really good GM.



  2. Red State Blue State · August 21, 2011

    Um… Mark, put down the crazy juice. Please? You might hurt yourself 😉


  3. mlblogsbluejaysnest · August 22, 2011

    Shouldn’t be too hard to attract a good GM. Most GM’s would love to have the resources the Cubs have. Now they just need to find someone who knows how to spend it….wisely.


  4. mlblogsyossif · August 23, 2011

    The release of Hendry is already great news for the Cubs, but it could still get much better. There has been rumor about Andrew Friedman taking the open job in the Cubs front office. It’s a subject that I’ve been following recently, because Friedman’s departure could devastate the Rays. He is the man that transformed the club from the Devil Rays to the Rays. He could definitely turn the Cubs franchise around too, and the Cubs are unfortunately aware of that.
    Check out The Rays Rant: I’d love to hear what you have to say.


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