After the Cubs hired Theo Epstein, Jed Hoyer and Jason McLeod to lead their newly revamped front office, former GM Jim Hendry was heard boasting to friends at a bar Tuesday night that it now takes three people to do his old job.
“That just goes to show the level of work I was doing,” said Hendry. “They needed three of these young punks to pick up where I left off.”
Hendry, looking especially relaxed now that he’s no longer confined to the schedule of the world working, said he doesn’t envy the new front office management, though he didn’t appear especially sincere.
“Man, that job’s the worst,” said Hendry. “The big payroll, the adoring fan base, the low expectations. Those guys don’t know what they’re in for.”
Hendry then brushed back a tear and ordered his fifth wine spritzer of the night.