|Jim Hendry: The look of a misguided man.|
Hendry should have followed the lead of Ed Wade in Houston and really broken up the team. Sure, Wade didn't necessarily get the best return for Hunter Pence and Michael Bourn, but he sure as hell knew that his team would never win with the current roster, and he tried to start building for the future. He didn't get great prospects for Bourn, but he landed two mega prospects for Pence (Jonathan Singleton and Jarred Cosart). Wade probably torpedoed Houston's attendance for the rest of the season, but it was necessary to start moving in the right direction. Hendry and the Cubs owners, the Ricketts family, should stop worrying about what attendance will be like for the rest of the season. They needed to start getting rid of players who shouldn't be part of the Cubs long term plans. As much as seeing Wrigley with empty seats depresses me, it's much worse to know that the Cubs front office stood pat and didn't make enough moves.