Ricketts backs Hendry at convention

Updated: January 20, 2010, 11:53 AM ET
By Melissa Isaacson | ESPNChicago.com

The new owners of the Chicago Cubs made one thing clear Saturday in their first give-and-take session with fans at the team's annual convention: General manager Jim Hendry is here to stay.

The Ricketts family, who took over ownership of the team in October, praised the job Hendry has done for the Cubs despite the criticism he took in the media and from fans for the signing of Milton Bradley.

"What a lot of people don't see is the tremendous amount of progress that has been made ...

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