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Poll: How Unlikeable Is This Cubs Team?

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JulieDiCaro said:

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At least the 2004 team won. . .

Doc said:

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The 2004 team was supposed to be better than the 2003 team.

I'm not sure you could say the 2009 team was supposed to be better than the 2008 team. At least I didn't think this team was better than last year. Your mileage may vary.

Ed Nickow said:

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The 2009 team was supposed to be better than the 2008 team. They were going to address the problems that caused the playoff collapse.

Then Hendry starting deciding how to address the problems, and was pretty much wrong each time.

Doc said:

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Going into this season, based on the moves Hendry made, I felt this team was worse than 2008. I know others disagreed at the time with that assessment. I also thought the Cardinals were better than most people thought. Granted, I never thought the cubs would be this bad and the cardinals would be that good. I, until about 2 weeks into August, still thought this team would win the division.

2004, I really thought the Cubs would be much better than the team in 2003. And I really had high hopes for that team even as the division slipped away...and I really thought they would still get into the playoffs via the wild card until that final week. And that final week was perhaps the most pathetic display I have ever personally witnessed from a contending Cubs team in my life.

gravedigger said:

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I absolutely hate this team, but meh.

Doc said:

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You hate just about everything, though.

gravedigger said:

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Well, that's generally true.

thisyearcub said:

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Take away Miles, Heilman and Samardzija, and I like this team a lot. For now, they're OK.

Doc said:

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Take away Miles, Heilman, and Szdasfsdfadsfja, and this team still isn't going to win the division.

summerguy said:

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and Soriano. And how could you forget Gregg? Good god that guy sucks. There is absolutely no pressure now and he still sucks.

Doc said:

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Leave a comment...

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Umbra said:

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Which was the team that lost 96 games? Was that 2006? Is that who I voted for?

Doc said:

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yeah. Dusty's last year. That team was bad out of spring training. They didn't have a prayer that year.

Dmband said:

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Doc you nailed it. The 2004 team was supposed to be better than the 03 squad. I agree 100% that when this team started the season, most Cub fans agreed last years team was better.

Plus 2004 had Dusty making terrible decisions with the bullpen.

Doc said:

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Just look at who we added during that season...

Ramirez we had for a full year.
Greg Maddux.
Derrek Lee.
Nomar came in at the trade deadline.
Todd Walker.
All the fanfare for LaTroy Hawkins (I thought he was actually supposed to be good! HA!)
And Michael Barrett was suppose to be that missing bat we needed behind the plate.

Almost every one of those moves was applauded before the 2004 season except Nomar who didn't show up until august...

Some worked out. Others didn't. Looking at it, the Cubs had supposedly upgraded.

This year, I thought the combo of K-Fuk and Uncle Milty was not as good as K-Fuk and Jim Edmonds...I thought Gregg was a downgrade from Wood...I thought Miles was a downgrade from DeRosa.

The only think I was concerned about going into the 2004 season was Patterson in center, and our lack of a shortstop. I quickly realized, though the Michael Barrett was the worst thing to happen to this team since the hiring of Jim Riggleman in 1995. But overall, I blame Dusty for most of what happened in 2004. Dusty had quite a track record starting in the 2002 world series...every year, his team quit on him earlier.

2002, his team quit on him in the middle of game 7 of the World Series.
2003, his team quit on him in the middle of game 6 of the NLCS.
2004, his team quit on him in the last week of the season.
2005, his team quit on him at the end of August.
2006, his team quit on him in March in Arizona.

Umbra said:

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You thought Jim Edmonds was better than Milton Bradley. Interesting. Interesting. Does anyone else have any opinion on the matter?

Carl Heartscubs Gierhan said:

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Every major league GM who didn't sign Edmonds this year.

Doc said:

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Jim Edmonds did more for the Cubs last year than Milton Bradley did for the Cubs this year.

That doesn't mean I think the Cubs should have signed him this year. The Cubs were lucky last year to get what they did out of Edmonds.

But the truth is he did more for last year's team than Bradley did for this year's team.

millertime said:

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I like this team better than last year's. But fuck it, they're losing this year, so I don't like them.

Aramis Ramirez has only 12 HR this year. Trade that asshole. We're not spending $130 million for 12 HR a year. Asshole. What the fuck was Jim Hendry thinking when he gave him that contract. Idiot.

Doc said:

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I can tell you what he was thinking...

"Should I get the double bacon cheese burger with the cheese fries? Or should I order a salad? Yeah...the burger. Yum! And $130 million for Ramirez. Yum!"

Carl Heartscubs Gierhan said:

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I'm just glad this team didn't wait till the last week of the year to fold. That's a lot worse than blowing it in August.

gravedigger said:

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That's pretty much how I feel.

JulieDiCaro said:

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wow--finally a photo to challenge rear window.

Edelweiss said:

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It can get worse. Every time a player has a bad year, Cubs fans are complaining that we should dump him and sign someone else's star, then the star becomes a Cub, and we finally realize his best years are behind him, and he flops. This happens over and over again. They are also going gaga over "versatile" players, and keep signing them to fat contracts. Then they find that those players are versatile because they can't play any position well. and that their hitting was good only for a short time. If those players are good hitters, they are put into unsuitable positions (think DeRosa), and end up getting traded to a team that puts them in the right position. Unless they can find a better position for Baker, he will end up like DeRosa - a good hitter who cannot play second base.

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