Cubs chairman Ricketts supports Hendry, Quade

CHICAGO — After weeks of conspicuous public silence in the face of rising heat over his management team and team finances, Cubs chairman Tom Ricketts said today that his general manager’s job is safe and that the team’s debt won’t preclude signing free agents.


Ricketts says Hendry and Quade are safe


By Paul Sullivan Tribune reporter 6:15 p.m. CDT, June 15, 2011

Cubs Chairman Tom Ricketts had a state of the Cubs news conference Wednesday night at Wrigley Field, addressing several topics.

Ricketts said the jobs of general manager Jim Hendry and manager Mike Quade are safe, that he’s OK with the players’ ‘(Bleep) the Goat’ T-shirts as long as they don’t wear them on the field, that he will not have any problems spending money on free agents…