Jim Hendry's History as General Manager of the Chicago Cubs

Tab BamfordSenior Writer IMay 17, 2009

Jim Hendry's History as General Manager of the Chicago Cubs

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    CHICAGO - APRIL 8:  General Manager Jim Hendry of the Chicago Cubs works the phone before the Opening Day game between the Cubs and the Milwaukee Brewers on April 8, 2005 at Wrigley Field in Chicago, Illinois.  (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

2002: Traded Tom Gordon to Houston for three losers

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    NEW YORK - APRIL 08:  Tom Gordon #45 of the Philadelphia Phillies pitches against the New York Mets during the last home opener at Shea Stadium on April 8, 2008 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City.  (Photo by Nick Laham/Get

2002: Bill Mueller AND cash traded to the Giants for another loser

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    ST LOUIS - OCTOBER 26:  Third baseman Bill Mueller #11 of the Boston Red Sox throws out Scott Rolen #27 of the St. Louis Cardinals in the fourth inning during game three of the World Series on October 26, 2004 at Busch Stadium in St. Louis, Missouri. (Pho

2002: The good moves

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    CHICAGO - OCTOBER 4:  Eric Karros #32 of the Chicago Cubs runs the bases after hitting a home run to left field against the Atlanta Braves during game four of the National League Division Series on October 4, 2003 at Wrigley Field in Chicago, Illinois.  K

2003: Trades Mark Bellhorn for Jose Hernandez

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    12 Apr 1999:  Jose Hernandez #18 of the Chicago Cubs at bat during the game against the Cincinnati Reds at the Wrigley Field in Chicago, Illinois. The Reds defeated the Cubs 7-2. Mandatory Credit: Matthew Stockman  /Allsport

2003: Legend Maker No. 1

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    HOUSTON - APRIL 06:  Aramis Ramirez #16 of the Chicago Cubs fields against the Houston Astros during the Opening Day game on April 6, 2009 at Minute Maid Park in Houston, Texas.  (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)

2003: Dave Littlefield Round Two

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    MIAMI - OCTOBER 10:  Randall Simon #35 of the Chicago Cubs celebrates his two run home run as he rounds the bases against the Florida Marlins in game three of the National League Championship Series on October 10, 2003 at Pro Player Stadium in Miami, Flor

2003: Legend Maker No. 2

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    PHOENIX - APRIL 29:  Infielder Derrek Lee #25 of the Chicago Cubs in action during the game against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Chase Field on April 29, 2009 in Phoenix, Arizona. The Diamondbacks defeated the Cubs 10-0.  (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty

2003: Offensive move for offense

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    CHICAGO - MAY 31:  Catcher Damian Miller #27 of the Chicago Cubs swings at the pitch during the game against the Houston Astros at Wrigley Field on May 31, 2003 in Chicago, Illinois. The Cubs defeated the Astros 1-0 in 16 innings.  (Photo by Jonathan Dani

2004: Under the radar loss

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    CHICAGO - AUGUST 30:  Juan Cruz #51 of the Chicago Cubs prepares to pitch the ball during their game against the St. Louis Cardinals at Wrigley Field in Chicago, Illinois on August 30th 2002. The Cardinals defeated the Cubs 6-3. (Photo by:  Jonathan Danie

2004: Giving away a shortstop

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    2 Apr 2001:  Ricky Gutierrez #12 of the Chicago Cubs throws the ball during the game against the Montreal Expos at Wrigley Field in Chicago, Illinois.  The Expos defeated the Cubs 5-4.Mandatory Credit: Jonathan Daniel  /Allsport

2004: Mixed results at the deadline

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    SAN FRANCISCO - JULY 6:  Nomar Garciaparra #5 of the Los Angeles Dodgers walks on the field against of the San Francisco Giants during a Major League Baseball game at AT&T Park on July 6, 2008 in San Francisco, California. ( Photo by: Jed Jacobsohn/Getty

2004: Look what I found!

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    PHOENIX - APRIL 29:  Starting pitcher Ryan Dempster #46 of the Chicago Cubs pitches against the Arizona Diamondbacks during the game at Chase Field on April 29, 2009 in Phoenix, Arizona. The Diamondbacks defeated the Cubs 10-0.  (Photo by Christian Peters

2005: End of an era

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    CHICAGO - APRIL 15: Mike Fontenot of the Chicago Cubs, wearing a #42 jersey on Jackie Robinson Day, hits against the Colorado Rockies on April 15, 2009 at Wrigley Field in Chicago, Illinois. The Rockies defeated the Cubs 5-2. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Get

2005: A lot of sad bartenders

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    CHICAGO - APRIL 23:  Pitcher Kyle Farnsworth #44 of the Chicago Cubs delivers against the New York Mets during the game at Wrigley Field on April 23, 2004 in Chicago, Illinois.  The Cubs defeated the Mets 3-1.  (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

2005: Is that the breeze or is Jeromy in the box?

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    ST. LOUIS - JULY 23:   Jeromy Burnitz #3 of the Chicago Cubs bats during the game with the with the St. Louis Cardinals  on July 23, 2005 at Busch Stadium in St. Louis, Missouri.  The Cubs won 6-5. (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)

2005: Who knew?

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    NEW YORK - APRIL 19:  Cody Ransom #12 of the New York Yankees fields a ball during their game against the Cleveland Indians at Yankee Stadium on April 19, 2009 in the Bronx borough of New York City.  (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

May 28, 2005 - Supreme Victory

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    MESA, AZ - MARCH 4:  LaTroy Hawkins #32 of the Chicago Cubs warms up against the San Francisco Giants during their Spring Training on March 4, 2005 at HoHoKam Park in Mesa, Arizona. (Photo by Nick Laham/Getty Images)

2005: To Jody or not to Jody

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    NEW YORK - APRIL 13:  Jody Gerut #33 of the San Diego Padres watches the flight of his home run in the first at bat against the New York Mets during opening day at Citi Field on April 13, 2009 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York

2005: Why keep anyone?

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    CHICAGO - AUGUST 14:  Outfielder Matt Lawton #50 of the Chicago Cubs attempts to hit against the St. Louis Cardinals on August 14, 2005 at Wrigley Field in Chicago, Illinois. The Cubs defeated the Cardinals 5-4. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

2005: Three that got away

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    NEW YORK - APRIL 28:  Ricky Nolasco #47 of the Florida Marlins pitches against The New York Mets during their game on April 28, 2009 at Citi Field in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City.  (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

2006: If at first you don't succeed...

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    CHICAGO - OCTOBER 06:  Jacque Jones #11 of the Chicago Cubs reacts after he flied out for the last out in the bottom of the eighth inning against the Arizona Diamondbacks during Game Three of the National League Divisional Series at Wrigley Field on Octob

2006: Gave up too early?

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    ST. LOUIS, MO - AUGUST 3: Starting pitcher Todd Wellemeyer #37 of the St. Louis Cardinals throws against the Philadelphia Phillies at Busch Stadium August 3, 2008 in St. Louis, Missouri.  (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)

2006: Another player a decade past his hype

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    CHICAGO - JUNE 18: Phil Nevin #40 of the Chicago Cubs runs the bases after hitting a home run in the 9th inning against the Detroit Tigers on June 18, 2006 at Wrigley Field in Chicago, Illinois. The Tigers defeated the Cubs 12-3. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel

2006: No, we didn't need a good lefty in the lineup

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    CHICAGO - MAY 29:  Todd Walker #7  of the Chicago Cubs runs the bases duirng the game against the Cincinnati Reds on May 29, 2006 at Wrigley Field in Chicago, Illinois. The Cubs defeated the Reds 7-3. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

2006: The back breaker

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    LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 19:  Greg Maddux #36 of the Los Angeles Dodgers pitches against the San Francisco Giants at Dodger Stadium on September 19, 2008 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Lisa Blumenfeld/Getty Images)

2006: Thanks for stopping by

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    MESA, AZ - MARCH 21:  David Aardsma #54 the Chicago Cubs pitches against the Milwaukee Brewers during a Spring Training Cactus League game on March 21, 2006 at Hohokam Stadium in Mesa, Arizona. The rain shortened game ended in the sixth inning in a 4-4 ti

2006: If only for a moment...

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    ARLINGTON, TX - APRIL 09:  Centerfielder Josh Hamilton #32 of the Texas Rangers on April 9, 2009 at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington, Texas.  (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

2006: Good money well spent

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    CHICAGO - AUGUST 06: Mark DeRosa #7 of the Chicago Cubs tips his hat to the crowd after hitting a grand slam home run in the 3rd inning against the Houston Astros on August 6, 2008 at Wrigley Field in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Ima

2006: Spending Frenzy... or is it Fonzy?

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    CHICAGO - MAY 2:  Alfonso Soriano #12 of the Chicago Cubs runs to first against the Florida Marlins during the game on May 2, 2009 at Wrigley Field in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

2006: A budding rotation?

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    CHICAGO - MAY 2:  Ted Lilly #30 of the Chicago Cubs pitches against the Florida Marlins during the game on May 2, 2009 at Wrigley Field in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

2007: Cut up the credit card

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    SAN FRANCISCO - JULY 1:  Jason Marquis #21 of the Chicago Cubs pitches against the San Francisco Giants during a Major League Baseball game at AT&T Park July 1, 2008 in San Francisco, California.  (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)

2007: So you're saying all we got was...

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    CHICAGO - APRIL 14: Cesar Izturis #3  of the Chicago Cubs fields the ball during the game against the Cincinnati Reds on April 14, 2007 at Wrigley Field in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

2007: Don't let the door hit you on the way out

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    CHICAGO - MAY 05: Jacque Jones #11 of the Chicago Cubs scores the first of three Cub runs past catcher Jesus Flores #3 of the Washington Nationals that were walked in by pitcher Levale Speigner in the third inning on May 5, 2007 at Wrigley Field in Chicag

2007: Burnitz didn't do it... neither did Jones...

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    CHICAGO - MAY 2:  Kosuke Fukudome #1 of the Chicago Cubs bats against the Florida Marlins during the game on May 2, 2009 at Wrigley Field in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

2008:Cover-to-cover a good Reed

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    DENVER - APRIL 23:  Reed Johnson #9 of the Chicago Cubs breaks his bat as he fouls off a ball against the Colorado Rockies at Coors Field on April 23, 2008 in Denver, Colorado. The Cubs defeated the Rockies 7-6 in 10 innings to secure the club's 10,000th

2008: Look what washed up

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    CHICAGO - OCTOBER 01:  Jim Edmonds #15 of the Chicago Cubs adjusts his helmet against the Los Angeles Dodgers in Game One of the NLDS during the 2008 MLB Playoffs at Wrigley Field on October 1, 2008 in Chicago, Illinois.  (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Imag

2008: Another gamble

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    CHICAGO - APRIL 15: Starting pitcher Rich Harden #40 of the Chicago Cubs delivers the ball against the Colorado Rockies on April 15, 2009 at Wrigley Field in Chicago, Illinois. The Rockies defeated the Cubs 5-2.  (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

2008: Good bye friend

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    CHICAGO - MAY 09:  Kerry Wood #34 of the Chicago Cubs closes out the Arizona Diamondbacks in the 9th inning for a save at Wrigley Field May 9, 2008 in Chicago, Illinois. The Cubs defeated the Diamondbacks 3-1.  (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

2008: Not-so-Happy New Year

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    NEW YORK - APRIL 18:  Mark DeRosa #7  of the Cleveland Indians in the field against the New York Yankees at Yankee Stadium on April 18, 2009 in the Bronx borough of New York City.  (Photo by Nick Laham/Getty Images)

2008: A replacement not named Keanu

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    CHICAGO - MAY 16: Kevin Gregg #63 of the Chicago Cubs leaves the field after giving up two home runs, two singles and hitting a Houston Astro batter on May 16, 2009 at Wrigley Field in Chicago, Illinois. The Cubs defeated the Astros 5-4. (Photo by Jonatha

2009: A little Pie to go

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    CHICAGO - MAY 02: Aaron Heilman #47 of the Chicago Cubs finishes off the Florida Marlins in the 9th inning on May 2, 2009 at Wrigley Field in Chicago, Illinois. The Cubs defeated the Marlins 6-1. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

2009: If your first three tries don't work, do it again?

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    HOUSTON - APRIL 06:  Milton Bradley #21 of the Chicago Cubs flips over after missing a fly ball against the Houston Astros on Opening Day on April 6, 2009 at Minute Maid Park in Houston, Texas.  The Cubs defeated the Astros 4-2.  (Photo by Chris Graythen/

2009: Admission of a mistake?

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    CHICAGO - APRIL 15: Joey Gathright #4 of the Chicago Cubs attempts a bunt against the Colorado Rockies on April 15, 2009 at Wrigley Field in Chicago, Illinois. The Rockies defeated the Cubs 5-2. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Overall: Good? Bad? Eh?

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    MILWAUKEE - JUNE 4: General Manager Jim Hendry of the Chicago Cubs talks with reporters before a game against the Milwaukee Brewers at Miller Park June 4, 2007 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)