In the wake of Lou Piniella’s annoucement that he’ll be retired after this season, GM Jim Hendry said he too will be calling it quits, but not until 2016.
“After a decade as general manager for the Chicago Cubs, I feel another six years will be enough for me,” said Hendry. “By that time we’ll probably have won a World Series or two, or maybe not.”
Hendry reportely assumes putting timeline on his retirement will prevent the Cubs from firing him, but team owner Tom Ricketts will have something to say about that.
“Hendry has stuck us with nearly $100 million in dead contracts,” said Ricketts. “If he riding thinks he won’t be riding off into the sunset for another six years, he’s got another thing coming.”