7/20 Cubs’ GM looks to future
Cubs GM Jim Hendry told the Des Moines Register on Tuesday he’s open to making changes to help the team in the future but doesn’t see a need to overhaul the roster. He was in Des Moines to watch the Triple-A Iowa team play for three games.
“Why would we trade anybody who we think is going to help us next year or the years after?” he said Tuesday.
“I would say if we move anyone it would be somebody we clearly knew wouldn’t be back,” Hendry said. “We’re not going to move people that we think are going to help us.”
There’s no pressure to dump payroll via trade, he said. Hendry added he already has rejected several potential deals.
“Why would I trade Sean Marshall?” he said. “Why would I trade Darwin Barney? Those calls kind of stop quickly. It makes no sense.”
The GM hasn’t changed his approach this season compared to past seasons.
“I haven’t changed any since we won 97 games in 2008,” he said. “I’ve worked just as hard.”
— Carrie Muskat