Cubs GM Hendry understands the frustration


By Bruce Miles

For a guy allegedly on the hottest of hot seats in Chicago, Cubs general manager Jim Hendry was acting like one pretty cool cat Monday.




Hendry: Owners are willing to spend

GM denies rumors that Ricketts family finances stand in way of signing free agents


By Paul Sullivan Tribune reporter

5:30 p.m. CDT, June 13, 2011 

Cubs general manager Jim Hendry met with the media before Monday’s game and addressed several topics, including a report that the Cubs’ wont be able to spend on free agents the next few years because of their debt load. “That’s not true at all,” he said. “I had a lot of meetings with (Chairman Tom Ricketts) in the offseason.



Cubs, Dempster moving forward

After tough road trip, team starts homestand with 1-0 victory over first-place Brewers


By Paul Sullivan, Tribune reporter

10:37 p.m. CDT, June 13, 2011 

Ryan Dempster said there was no significance to the T-shirt he was wearing after Monday’s 1-0 victory over the Brewers at Wrigley Field.

The front had a drawing of a cartoon goat with the international “no” symbol over it, while the back simply read, “(Blank) the goat.”



Jeff Samardzija gets win as Cubs beat Brewers

CHICAGO — Injuries have taken a toll on the Cubs, but the team’s woeful position after two months is ‘‘frustrating’’ to management, general manager Jim Hendry said Monday.

He also said he understands why he is coming under fire from fans.