The last two Hendry trades make a fellah like me wonder if Mr. Hendry is stockpiling players some other team covets for an early June trade. Farnsworth’s trade value was high enough to get a former #1 draft pick (who, admittedly, hasn’t set the minors on fire) and garnered a replacement. The Sosa deal was motivated by getting anything back for the franchise’s leading jonron hitter, but apart from Hairston they just got a couple of turds which didn’t seem to fit their particular toilet bowl.
Perhaps Hendry has made inquiries and knows what some other teams are looking for to unload a big bat, and he’s making sure he can fulfill those requests…because it doesn’t do a lot of good for the Cubs to win 92 games and miss the playoffs for the next 3 years while keeping all of their prospects if they can keep a few and push the team into the playoffs…
I’m crossing my fingers that Scott Moore or Novoa was high on somebody’s list of players to have and that Hendry now has the cards to replace Sosa’s bat.