Inside Look with Jim Hendry debuts Friday at 5 p.m.

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Inside Look with Jim Hendry debuts Friday at 5 p.m.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011Posted: 3:18 p.m.

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Cubs general manager Jim Hendry sat down with David Kaplan for this month's Inside Look, which debuts at 5 p.m. on Friday on Comcast SportsNet, and discussed everything from manager Mike Quade to the Ricketts family, Sammy Sosa's departure, Milton Bradley and much more.

Hendry on manager Mike Quade
"Mike Quade managed that team like he already had it this year. If he hadnt, it would have shown up and he wouldnt have been successful. That was impressive."

Hendry on the Ricketts family ownership
"I think the people in Chicago are going to be thrilled with the Ricketts family. ... I think they have a real good feeling of what they want to do. I think there is long term success here."

Hendry on Milton Bradley
"On paper, he was the right guy. A lot of good people had thought Milton had gotten over the hump and changed. It turned out to be a very poor decision by me. He was the right guy as far as performance and what we needed. But in hindsight, I should have left well enough alone."

Hendry on Sammy Sosa
"He did a lot of great things for the franchise. Obviously, it didnt end well and that was under my watch. I didnt think he handled the end of it well. He and I never had arguments or words, any of that. I wish it ended better."

In addition, CSNChicago.com will post the entire interview, including portions not seen on television, after the show debuts on Friday.

Comcast SportsNet will re-air Inside Look with Jim Hendry throughout the month: Saturday at 8:30 p.m., Sunday at 5:30 p.m., March 20 at 6 p.m., March 22 at 9:30 p.m., March 24 at 3:30 p.m., March 27 at 6 p.m. and March 28 at 2:30 p.m.

Cubs recall Jeimer Candelario, option Dylan Floro to Triple-A

Cubs recall Jeimer Candelario, option Dylan Floro to Triple-A

With injuries piling up on the infield, the Cubs recalled Jeimer Candelario from Triple-A Iowa on Monday. 

Candelario will be immediately available as the Cubs begin a four-game set with the Washington Nationals, but he isn't slated to start in the opener. The move gives the North Siders needed depth as Addison Russell, who left Sunday's game with shoulder pain, and Ben Zobrist (wrist) remain sidelined. 

This is the 23-year-old's second stint with the big league club. He hit .143 with two RBI last month. In the minors, Candelario is a career .270 hitter with 65 homers and 402 RBI. 

To make room, the Cubs optioned Dylan Floro to Triple-A. Floro has surrendered six earned runs in 6 1/3 innings in the majors. 

Cubs down to only one All-Star starter in voting update

Cubs down to only one All-Star starter in voting update

The Cubs are down to only one starter in next month's All-Star Game in Miami: reigning MVP Kris Bryant.

Jason Heyward lost his grip on the final starting outfielder spot to Marlins star Marcell Ozuna in the latest All-Star balloting update released by the MLB:

That may be for the best, as the Cubs are currently banged up (Heyward. Ben Zobrist and Kyle Hendricks are on the disabled list) and slogging through a season where they've hovered around .500. So maybe four days off in a row would be beneficial for the defending champs.

Heyward is 29,270 votes behind Ozuna and Zobrist is 118,248 votes behind Heyward. It appears as if Washington's Bryce Harper and Colorado's Charlie Blackmon are sure things for the top two outfielder spots in the NL.

Bryant is only 58,082 votes ahead of Nolan Arenado at third base. Anthony Rizzo trails Ryan Zimmerman at first base, Javy Baez comes in well behind Daniel Murphy at second base and Buster Posey has more than twice as many votes as runner-up Willson Contreras at catcher.

Addison Russell is third among shortstops. Kyle Schwarber — despite being demoted to the minors last week — is eighth among NL outfielders.

It's a far cry from 2016, when the Cubs made up all four infield spots in the NL starting lineup.

Voting ends in four days. Fans can head to MLB.com to vote.