Found April 20, 2012 on
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In 2003, the Chicago Cubs drafted center fielder Ryan Harvey with the No. 6 pick in the MLB Draft. Like most Cubs first-round picks, he didn’t even come close to the show, topping off with two and a half years in Double-A before leaving organized baseball in 2010 and attempting to resurface as a pitcher.
And somehow he isn’t even the most disappointing Cub taken in the Top 10 that year.
No. 8 overall pick Paul Maholm (Pirates) and No. 10 pick Ian Stewart (Rockies) have joined the club this season and have brought even more awfulness to the Cubs Class of ’03 legacy.
Stewart, now the starting third baseman, is hitting .233 with an OPS of .685. While both of those numbers suck, they are sadly rather respectable for this **** squad. The Cubs are hitting .233 as a team with a OPS of .623, 26th in the big leagues.
Stewart looks like the NL MVP in comparison to Maholm. The uncrafty lefty is 0-2 with a 13.50 ERA in two starts.
The Cubs actually did get a productive player out of the ’03 d...
BEST OF MAXIM
Gerardo Concepcion threw five innings, allowing two runs (one earned) on six hits and a walk with four strikeouts and two wild pitches, but the Giants rallied for three runs off two relievers and edged the Cubs 5-4 in Cactus League Extended Spring Training action this morning at Indian School Park Field #1 in Scottsdale, AZ.
This was Concepcion’s third Extended Spring Training...
Big nights with the bat for Anthony Rizzo and Nate Samson, but not a win in the organization.
@Marlins 5 - Cubs 3; A few brights spots in the game; the bullpen threw 4.1 innings of scoreless ball and they drew 3 walks off Nolasco. But Barney's bases clearing defense-assisted triple was the only big hit of the game and Samardzija was the Samardzija we all know and love. The one...
I've been keeping an eye on the Cubs' bleacher ticket prices for a little over a week now because I got curious about how their dynamic pricing model is actually working out for them. Previously, I had hypothesized that overall revenues would not be taking so much of a hit, because the Cubs would be [...]
I really don't know why this is news at this point, but Kerry Wood has returned to his home on the disabled list. Here's a news headline for you: Kerry Wood is healthy. Seriously, it's like his 97th time on the DL. Below is a pie chart showing the amount of time Wood has spent [...]
Cubs right-hander Ryan Dempster has been placed on the 15-day disabled list with a strained right quadriceps.
Chicago also recalled outfielder Tony Campana from Triple-A Iowa on Saturday.
Dempster (0-1) was scheduled to make his fourth start Sunday against the Reds. He has allowed only three earned runs this season, but the Cubs have scored just three runs while he's been in...
Neftali Rosario had three hits including a solo home run and a game-tying RBI single, as one squad of Cubs and one squad of Diamondbacks played to a 3-3 tie on Field #2, and Wilson Contreras singled, doubled, and tripled, but the other squad of D’backs clubbed Frank del Valle for six runs on nine hits en route to a 6-4 victory over the other squad of Cubs on Field #3, in a Cactus...
After staring at a blank computer screen for quite some time trying to find the words to describe this season thus far, I realized that a blank piece of paper sums up the Chicago Cubs’ first 13 games better than anything else.
Seriously though, the team is bad. I have just one question. Did any of you think something else was going to happen? We all knew this team was the opposite...
Cook County prosecutors said Friday they will not file charges against Chicago Cubs shortstop Starlin Castro for criminal sexual assault.Chicago police reviewed Castro's case and found insufficient evidence to charge the 21-year-old player.Chicago authorities began investigating an allegation against Castro in January."We're pleased for Starlin that this issue is resolved...
Cubs ace Ryan Dempster was placed on the 15-day disabled list with a strained right quadriceps. Tony Campana was recalled from Triple-A Iowa.
via Rosemary R. Sobel of the Chicago Tribune, Emanuel Kuvakos, 56, was arrested Tuesday night and charged with three counts of misdemeanor harassment by electronic means, police said.
Kuvakos sent “a number’’ of emails to Blackhawks CEO John McDonough and to Jim Hendry, the former general manager of the Chicago Cubs, that accused them of “stealing his ideas to win championships...
The Cubs aren't the only NL Central team that's scuffling early on. The Reds were a somewhat populat favorite to win the central this year with Pujols gone and Carpenter hurt in St. Louis. However, their offense hasn't seemed to wake up yet. Aside from Joey Votto (obviously) and Zack Cosart (who?) their regulars have [...]
Chicago Cubs right-handed pitcher Kerry Wood was placed on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to April 14th, with right shoulder fatigue.
Sorry, no time for a recap last night as I got caught up in that Cliff Lee vs. Matt Cain epic showdown. Anyway, Cubs lost in every way possible although they manage zero caught stealings or errors. Iowa lost 6-4, Valbeuna hit a home run and a double. Jackson and W. Castillo hit doubles as well. Jay Jackson gave up 5 in 5.2 IP. Tennessee split a doubleheader, each of the 7-inning...
While Cubs president Theo Epstein did not receive an invitation to the Fenway Park 100-year event, he’s apparently still talking to the Red Sox. The Boston Globe‘s Nick Cafardo is reporting on Saturday that the Cubs are close to trading outfielder Marlon Byrd to Boston. Outfielders Jacoby Ellsbury, Carl Crawford, and Ryan Kalish are all currently serving time on the
Lineups for to-day Reds SS Zack Cozart CF Drew Stubbs 1B Joey Votto RF Jay Bruce 3B Scott Rolen LF Chris Heisey 2B Willie Harris C Devin Mesoraco P Homer Bailey Cubs RF David Dejesus 2B Darwin Barney SS Starlin Castro 1B Bryan LaHair LF Alfonso Soriano 3B Ian Stewart C Geovany Soto CF Marlon [...]