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.

Jake Arrieta gives up five runs in first, Cubs fall in series-opener with Red Sox

Jake Arrieta gives up five runs in first, Cubs fall in series-opener with Red Sox

BOSTON — Andrew Benintendi hit a solo homer off Jake Arrieta during a five-run first inning, and the Boston Red Sox held on to beat the Cubs 5-4 on Friday night.

Every Boston starter had at least one hit, and Hanley Ramirez, Mitch Moreland, Jackie Bradley Jr. and Christian Vazquez drove in a run each.

Left-hander Drew Pomeranz got the win with six innings of two-run ball, surrendering solo homers to Kris Bryant and Albert Almora Jr. in the early innings before settling in. He allowed six hits and two walks while striking out seven.

Boston has won its last nine interleague games at Fenway Park.

Arrieta logged his shortest start since Aug. 28, 2014, lasting only 4 1/3 innings and giving up 10 hits and three walks with five strikeouts.

CubsTalk Podcast: Top prospect update

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CubsTalk Podcast: Top prospect update

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