Jim Hendry Joins New York Yankees, Hands Out No-Trade Clauses Like So Many Pieces of Candy
February 1, 2012
(New York, NY) – It he’s looking to keep his players around, New York Yankees’ General Manager Brian Cashman will have some help this season.
Yesterday, the Yankees hired former Chicago Cubs General Manager Jim Hendry as a Special Assistant. This morning, Hendry was already hard at work.
Hendry, 56, has always been known as a “player’s general manager,” and he wasted no time making a good name for himself with Yankees’ players.
“Yeah, you know, I’m the new guy in town and I’m just looking to be well-liked,” Hendry explained as he high-fived struggling pitcher AJ Burnett. “I don’t have a lot of money, but I wanted to get everyone a get-to-know-you gift. So I gave them all no-trade clauses.”
Standing in front of the team assembled for his welcome meeting, Hendry exclaimed like an older, male Oprah: “You get a no-trade clause! And you get a no-trade clause! And you get a no-trade clause!”
Hendry even managed to give a no-trade clause to players who couldn’t be in attendance.
“I can’t say how I did it, but when Russell Martin checks under his pillow tonight, he’s going to find something special.”