Hendry down on farm - looking for final pieces
Described as an annual "farm tour", Cubs GM Jim Hendry attended the I-Cubs win last night over New Orleans. If I were a talented player, perhaps a player who has already seen major league action this year, and currently holds a major league batting average over .370, I would be heartened to know that the Big Boss is here to see me rake.
Daryle Ward has a .100 batting average as a pinch hitter. He cannot run nor play the field. If he manages to get on base, we almost always have to employ yet another bench player to run for him. Last night he got a sac fly to drive in a run, and it seemed like a major victory for him. Like the scene in "Little Big League", when Billy Hayward's favorite player broke a 0-for-21 slump with a seeing-eye squibber to right...it's time to put the Fat Kangaroo out of his misery.
Jimmy, bring home more than just some funnel cakes and beef jerky from your trip. Bring us some Micah Hofpauir, and some bullpen help while you're at it. I'm stickin' the fork in Bob Howry. He's done.