6/25 Hendry: We need to be consistent
GM Jim Hendry, who spent this past week watching the Triple-A Iowa team, said he’s not going to label the Cubs as buyers or sellers heading into the July 31 trading deadline.
“That doesn’t apply to us,” Hendry said Friday. “We’ll analyze where we’re going now this year and keep in mind what we’re going to try to do in the future. We certainly have enough of a core group of young people in the system that they’ll be here next year and another wave will be coming from Double-A and Triple-A soon.
“If we find ourselves out of the race — which we’re still not thinking that’s a done deal — if we do some things in July, we’d always have an eye to the future.”
The one thing lacking? Consistency.
“We’re all just waiting for our club to try to play in consistent fashion,” Hendry said. “A few weeks ago, everybody was ready to write both teams off. It’s a credit to the White Sox for doing a job of getting back in the thick of it and on a huge roll.
“I don’t focus on dates or deadlines or buyers and sellers. We need to focus on us putting a run of our own together now and play better baseball.”
— Carrie Muskat