Jim Hendry, the front office jack of all trades


Two years ago the Yankees employed former Padres GM and current Diamondbacks GM Kevin Towers as a special advisor, using him as what amounts to a front office jack of all trades. The Yankees hired former Cubs GM Jim Hendry for a similar position this past offseason, and Dan Barbarisi wrote about his role with the team and his relationship with Brian Cashman.

Like Towers, Hendry does a little bit of everything, including internal evaluations of the club’s prospects and scouting prior to the amateur draft. He also played a role in the Casey McGehee trade — he drafted developed McGehee with the Cubs — and handled negotiations with first round pick Ty Hensley. It’s a short but really interesting read, so check it out.

Categories : Asides, Front Office
  • Paul VuvuZuvella

    Ah, but can he fix Dellin’s mechanical issue?

  • Murderers’ Row Boat

    I know there are a lot of Cashman haters out there, but it’s obvious he does what The Boss never did. Surround himself with people who know baseball better than he does.

    If there is one saving grace of Cashman, he seems like the last guy in the Yankee front office who can tell the Steinbrenners to shut up and let him handle the team. Much like he did with George from 1997-2001, and 2007-2010.

    • RI$P FTW

      Psst…A-Rod and Soriano.

      • Kempire Strikes Back

        Psst…Neither of those were Cashman’s doing, smartass.

        • Brian S.

          Exactly. He couldn’t override them when he needed to.

    • Darren

      The Boss had a lot of smart people around him, but he just didn’t listen (much).

  • pat

    But I thought the Yankees don’t spend any money on scouting?

  • RI$P FTW

    Casey McGehee? I’m sold.

    • Brian S.

      lol +1

  • lordbyron

    I’m not sure Hendry is a good addition in light of the TERRIBLE job he did as the Cubs GM.

  • King of Fruitless Hypotheticals

    It’s a short but really interesting read, so check it out.

    read what?