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Growing to respect Hendry's approach

Updated: August 26, 2011, 6:09 PM ET
By Doug Glanville | ESPN.com

Jim Hendry and I didn't see things eye to eye when it came to the speed of my advancement in the Chicago Cubs' minor league system.

In a defining period during my career while Hendry was the Cubs' head of player development, I went to winter ball in Puerto Rico. I came back to the U.S. with winter league MVP trophy in hand, new confidence and new expectations from the Cubs.

Before this point, I had only shown flashes of what the Cubs expected when they drafted me 12th overall ...

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