CHICAGO–Chicago Cubs’ G.M. Jim Hendry has offered San Francisco Giants righthander Jason Schmidt a three-year, $44M contract, according to the San Francisco Chronicle.
“We haven’t had Schmidt on our roster for a long time,” Hendry said. “I can’t help but wonder what might have happened in 2003 if we had had just a little piece of Schmidt during the playoffs,” Hendry wondered.
Now, Hendry is looking to lock up a huge piece of Schmidt for the next three years.
“We’ve seen some outstanding Schmidts throughout the history of this game,” Hendry continued. “There are some Schmidts who are bigger than the game itself, like Mike Schmidt, and I think Jason is just that kind of Schmidtty player we need to get us out of the toilet,” Hendry mused.