Before Aaron Miles and Milton Bradley, there was only one Cub I ever begged Jim Hendry to release: Bob Howry.
The right-hander was simply dismal with the Cubs in 2008. But the best record in the NL masked Howry’s inabilities as a set-up man.
Hendry stuck with him…Howry got hammered…and I fumed each time he took the hill.
It wasn’t a personal dislike of Howry–I’ve always respected his up-most professionalism–but rather, a distaste for what the pitcher had become–extremely hittable.
So when the D-backs released Howry earlier this week…it didn’t go without notice on my end.
In fact, I planned a post about it…