Reports are coming in that Jim Hendry is being hired by the New York Yankees as a special assistant to GM Brian Cashman. It is a multiyear deal with the terms not being released yet. Hendry spent 17 years with the Chicago Cubs in numerous positions with the most recent being GM.
Hendry got a bum deal in Chicago. After coming within five outs of the World Series in 2003 the Cubs were swept in the first round of the playoffs in 2007 and 2008 as their only playoff appearances with Hendry as GM. In the midst of his regime a long term deal was given to Alfonso Soriano which has backfired due to Soriano’s offensive skill set deterioration. He also gave a three year deal to outfielder Milton Bradley who he later traded for Carlos Silva but both players had negative impacts on the team.
Jim Hendry is a great baseball guy and it is no surprise that he has landed a place in one of the most storied franchises in baseball.