The Cubs dismissed long-time GM Jim Hendry yesterday, so let's round up the latest regarding the move…
- SI.com's Jon Heyman tweets that Brian Cashman won't be a candidate for the Cubs' GM opening, but the position will be very coveted in the industry.
- Manager Mike Quade isn't concerning himself with his future right now, writes Paul Sullivan of the Chicago Tribune. It's common for a new GM to appoint his own manager, raising plenty of questions about Quade's role with the team beyond the 2011 season.
- MLB.com's Carrie Muskat provides a timeline of Hendry's tenure with the team, starting with his hiring in July 2002 and ended with his suspension of Carlos Zambrano last week.
- Bruce Miles of The Daily Herald says Hendry's tenure was a mixed bag. He did well in trades (Aramis Ramirez, Derrek Lee, Kenny Lofton), but not so well on the free agent market (Milton Bradley, Alfonso Soriano, Kosuke Fukudome).
- Jeff Passan of Yahoo! Sports says whoever takes over as the permanent replacement for Hendry will "inherit a potential gold mine." Owner Tom Ricketts is willing to spend to win, and there's always "the promise of deification should the new GM actually win a World Series."
MLBTR's Steve Adams also contributed to this post.