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Tuesday, December 6th, 2016

IS HENDRY SERIOUS?

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Ok. I think Jim Hendry is just saying stuff now. Because this is kind of ridiculous:

The (Jacque Jones) deal frees up center field for Felix Pie, though Hendry also mentioned Sam Fuld and even Ronny Cedeno as possible candidates.

Ronny Cedeno? Oh. My. He didn’t even get a fair shake at his regular position of shortstop. Now we are going to see him in center field? Cedeno is the poster child for the “How Not To Raise A Prospect” campaign.

I’m sure Cedeno is thrilled to hear he may still have a job, as the Infante trade pretty much guarantees he will be logging major miles from Iowa to minor league cities across the nation to Chicago and back, a process he is sure to repeat several times unless he leaves the organization.

But to think he can play center field is preposterous. He has absolutely no clue at the plate. To think he can learn a new position and be an effective hitter is plain goofy.

I’m also sure to be disappointed when Hendry re-signs Kerry Wood. It’s not that I don’t want Wood here, it’s just that I’m guessing he will be overpaid and overvalued, much like most of his tenure here in Chicago.

  • Big D

    Oh, Zoner! I’m usually right there with you. But no, no, no, no. Bring Wood back!!! Overpaid? All ballplayers are. The fans love him, I love him. He’s a good guy that I can root for. And he can still pitch. What do you want, a sub 3 era? What would that cost on the open market? Yes, injuries have added up and he has not lived up to expectations. But who’s expectations? Career 72 – 57 with a 3.67 era. Not too shabby.

  • dhaab

    Yeah, bring back Wood for more injury riddled seasons. Anyone who’s followed his career knows the guy is never going to last a full season in the Major Leagues. He was almost ready to retire last year when he miraculously felt no pain and started throwing again. How long will that last? Sure, he’s a good guy and you want to root for him, but how many seasons with little to show for it can you take?

  • http://zonersports.com The Zoner

    Wood came back last year and had not even a handful of meaningful appearances. Not sure why you would want him back as he always seems to throw a wrench in the Cubs’ plans. Perennially, there’s only one thing for which he can be really counted on–a spot on the Cubs DL.

    Apparently Texas has a desire to make Wood a closer. Enjoy.

    I agree there is some upside to his return, but I’ve had enough. I won’t mind if he does return, I just think there are better ways to allocate those dollars.

  • http://www.meaninglis.com Lis

    The biggest thing Wood brings to the table is ‘hope” for the Cub fan.

    Doesn’t the Chicago Cubs fans already have the “hope” market covered?

  • PV

    Actually the biggest thing Wood brings is an opportunity for creative t-shirts.

    That’s what she said.

    Seriously, maybe he can play center.

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