Saturday, March 1, 2008
Pinella Wants Hendry Extended?
This is kind of old, but it is worthy of a post. Lou Pinella has spoken up and told management that he would like to have, GM, Jim Hendry's contract extended. With the sale likely to come next offseson, Pinella has said he would like to have all the management issues resolved before the offseason so they can focus on signing players, and improving the team. Here is what Pinella had to say,"He's on the last year of his contract," Piniella said. "He has done a heck of a job here. I've seen where other GMs have been extended. Why not ours?" I would love to have Hendry back, he has made some really bad moves before, but he has made more good trades than he has bad ones. For example, Jose Ceda for Todd Walker and Aramis Ramirez and Kenny Lofton for barely anything. Not to mention all the great free agent signings. I think he is worthy of an extension.