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Jim Hendry Fired by the Cubs

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If this was reality television, Alfonso Soriano would be getting pretty nervous since his alliance has just crumbled. Of course, his $136 million contract of immunity will ensure he sticks in Cubbie blue unless the new GM can come up with a creative plan to jettison him from the Midwest island. 

While Hendry exits with a few years of bad taste left in Chicago fan’s mouths, he could have been revered as a demigod who could do no wrong if only the Cubs had held on to beat the Marlins in the 2003 NLCS. But with eight years of diminishing returns, it was time to move on.