Who's Your Top Favorite Cubs from Your Lifetime?

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Re: Who's Your Top Favorite Cubs from Your Lifetime?

Postby Cubswin11 » Mon Apr 20, 2020 9:37 pm

If I had to do a top 10 I’d go;

1. Sosa
2. Lee
3. Wood
4. Rizzo
5. Bryant
6. Aramis
7. Javy
8. Jake
9. Zobrist
10. Lester
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Re: Who's Your Top Favorite Cubs from Your Lifetime?

Postby sweetpeteman » Mon Apr 20, 2020 10:12 pm

Sosa, Aramis, DLee, Bryant, Rizzo, Starlin, Javy, Arrieta, Z, and Hendricks


But in terms of weird choices, Todd Walker, Grudz, and Geovanny Soto
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Re: Who's Your Top Favorite Cubs from Your Lifetime?

Postby Hairyducked Idiot » Mon Apr 20, 2020 10:56 pm

Wood. We finally had an ace with elite stuff. It's criminal we didn't win one with him. And he was the first one I actually followed from the prospect lists and minor league stats to MLB success.
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Re: Who's Your Top Favorite Cubs from Your Lifetime?

Postby Tim » Mon Apr 20, 2020 11:00 pm

Coulda been Corey. :(
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Re: Who's Your Top Favorite Cubs from Your Lifetime?

Postby David » Mon Apr 20, 2020 11:07 pm

Bertz wrote:Maddux is number 1 by a mile. From the Hendry era obviously Lee and Ramirez are tops. Prior and Wood too.
Rich Harden weirdly stands out as well, his second half of 2008 was just the coolest.

From this era probably Willson, Javy, Dex, and Hendricks. Yu's probably my favorite right at this moment, but he needs to be produce for longer for him to be a guy I really look back on and think about.


i was so close to naming harden and felt stupid and didn't
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Re: Who's Your Top Favorite Cubs from Your Lifetime?

Postby champaignchris » Mon Apr 20, 2020 11:21 pm

1. Maddux
2. Hendricks

Yes, I have a “type.”

3. Javy
4. Aramis
5 and rising fast. Yu

So many others... Rick Reuschel - maybe the first Cub I remember, Jody, Lee Arthur Smith, Hawk, Sutcliffe, Kerry, GlenAllen Hill for the random monster bombs, Big Z, Bryzzo, Schwarbs, God-mode Jake, Wade Davis.

Random player I loved that wasn’t any good, but I loved him anyway: Steve Buechele, decent glove, no bat third baseman.

Ambiguous feels: Aroldis Chapman was one of my favorite non-Cubs and then the DV occurred and I put him on my “pay no mind” list, and then the Cubs acquired him and won the WS. I have mixed feeling about that, at best.
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Postby NOLA » Tue Apr 21, 2020 12:16 am

Not one vote for Pedro Strop? I change my answer. He’s got to be in my top ten.
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Re: Who's Your Top Favorite Cubs from Your Lifetime?

Postby Sosa21MVP » Tue Apr 21, 2020 12:35 am

Dawson
Grace
Maddux
Sosa
Aramis
Wood
Baez
Rizzo
Bryant
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Re: Who's Your Top Favorite Cubs from Your Lifetime?

Postby Derwood » Tue Apr 21, 2020 1:17 am

Didn't become a Cubs fan until 1993, so Sosa was my first big favorite.

Also, INPO:

Zambrano
Wood
Aramis
Javy
Bryant
Rizzo

Some of you are NOT listing Castro, and you are liars
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Re: Who's Your Top Favorite Cubs from Your Lifetime?

Postby Backtobanks » Tue Apr 21, 2020 1:21 pm

Tim wrote:
Backtobanks wrote:Since I'm an old-timer:

Banks
Santo
Williams
Dawson
Sandberg
Maddux
Jenkins
Buckner
Ramirez
Wood
Sosa
Grace

<checks list>Not a single player from the greatest stretch of Cubs baseball ever who was either developed or acquired under Theo.</checks list>

Yep, checks out.


Most of these guys were the ones who made me a fan. Obviously, I have different favorites through the many decades that I have rooted for the Cubs. Right now, I really like Baez, Rizzo, and Bryant.
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Re: Who's Your Top Favorite Cubs from Your Lifetime?

Postby UK » Tue Apr 21, 2020 2:45 pm

My Top 10:

Maddux
Sosa
Baez
Wood
Sandberg
Sutcliffe
Bryant
Rizzo
Arrieta
Prior

Least fav:
Hundley
Danny Jackson
Alou
Morgan and Guzman for being Maddux replacements
A Gone
Estes
Maldonado
Bowa

Players I oddly liked:
Dernier (why I always wanted to wear #20 as a kid)
Kevin Foster
Jeff Pico
Kevin Roberson
Juan Cruz

Also, the Great Mark Bellhorn!
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Re: Who's Your Top Favorite Cubs from Your Lifetime?

Postby Irrelevant Dude » Tue Apr 21, 2020 2:48 pm

1. Mark Grace
2. Javy Baez
3. Kerry Wood
4. Dave Martinez
5. Andre Dawson
6. Jody Davis
7. Ryne Sandberg
8. Greg Maddux
9. Kris Bryant
10. Anthony Rizzo

Honorable Mention: Kyle Hendricks, Ben Zobrist, Chico Walker
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Re: Who's Your Top Favorite Cubs from Your Lifetime?

Postby NOLA » Tue Apr 21, 2020 7:04 pm

Oh, we're doing a least favorite too? Awesome.

Todd Hundley
Moises Alou
Ryan Theriot
Julian Tavarez
Neifi Perez
Caesar Izturis
Jacque Jones
Jason Marquis
Ryan Dempster (granted, mostly for things post career)
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Re: Who's Your Top Favorite Cubs from Your Lifetime?

Postby Derwood » Tue Apr 21, 2020 7:11 pm

Least favorite:

Todd Hundley
Ryan Theriot
Aaron Miles
Neifi Perez
Jose Macias
Edwin Jackson
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Re: Who's Your Top Favorite Cubs from Your Lifetime?

Postby NOLA » Tue Apr 21, 2020 7:15 pm

RE Hundley: It really is something that the son of a key Cub from one of the greatest teams in the modern era was being booed at Wrigley mercilessly halfway through his first season in Chicago.
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Re: Who's Your Top Favorite Cubs from Your Lifetime?

Postby JudasIscariotTheBird » Tue Apr 21, 2020 8:08 pm

On the topic of least favorite Cubs, I was looking for the one where Jeff Fassero played the role of Brooks from Shawshank Redemption, but I couldn't find it. Instead, you get these two:

https://web.archive.org/web/20110912023921/http://dugout.progressiveboink.com/archive/jon27.html

https://web.archive.org/web/20120414230734/http://dugout.progressiveboink.com/archive/dugout5-7-06.htm
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Re: Who's Your Top Favorite Cubs from Your Lifetime?

Postby vance_the_cubs_fan » Tue Apr 21, 2020 9:22 pm

I find most of my least favorites are more from my adult years. In my childhood innocence, I liked them all.

My least favorites would probably be:

Neifi Perez
Dusty Baker (Can I count him?)
Jeff Samardzija
Steve Stone
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Re: Who's Your Top Favorite Cubs from Your Lifetime?

Postby Hairyducked Idiot » Tue Apr 21, 2020 9:26 pm

When I was a kid I hated the crap out of Damon Berryhill because he replaced my favorite, Jody Davis.
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Re: Who's Your Top Favorite Cubs from Your Lifetime?

Postby Bote McBoteface » Tue Apr 21, 2020 9:31 pm

Wood
Sosa
Prior
Ramirez
Z
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Re: Who's Your Top Favorite Cubs from Your Lifetime?

Postby Andy » Tue Apr 21, 2020 9:31 pm

If we're ignoring the Addison Russell category of personal scumbags, then there's only one guy that reigns supreme in the least-favorite category. I absolutely horsefeathering despised Aaron Miles. At that time my hatred for St. Louis was at an all-time high and I couldn't believe Hendry was dumb enough to sign a post-prime guy who wasn't even good when he was good just because he'd gotten a hold of the pixie dust for a year or two.

Edwin Jackson would be #2 on that list and LaTroy Hawkins #3.
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Re: Who's Your Top Favorite Cubs from Your Lifetime?

Postby XZero77 » Tue Apr 21, 2020 9:39 pm

Only counting players whose playing days I have strong memories of

1. Sosa
2. Baez
3. Dawson
4. Lee
5. Wood
6. Sandberg (as a kid he was easily #1, I was a HUGE fan, but my impression of him hasn't aged well)
7. Rizzo
8. ARam
9. Darvish
10. Soriano

Honorable mention: Big Z, Schwarber, Bryant, Marmol, Castro, Grace
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Re: Who's Your Top Favorite Cubs from Your Lifetime?

Postby minnesotacubsfan » Tue Apr 21, 2020 10:44 pm

1. Baez
2. Riz
3. Wood
4. Sosa
5. Dawson
6. ...too many qualify

it's not even fair to try and list, some great memories of guys like Sandberg, Bryant, Ricky Gutierrez, etc etc etc
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Re: Who's Your Top Favorite Cubs from Your Lifetime?

Postby SpongeWorthy » Sat Apr 25, 2020 2:00 am

this thread is carlos zambrano erasure
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Re: Who's Your Top Favorite Cubs from Your Lifetime?

Postby JudasIscariotTheBird » Sat Apr 25, 2020 3:47 am

SpongeWorthy wrote:this thread is carlos zambrano erasure

He erased a lot of his good will with me when he tried to erase the face of a well-liked teammate with his fists.
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Re: Who's Your Top Favorite Cubs from Your Lifetime?

Postby CubinNY » Sun Apr 26, 2020 11:50 pm

Big Z, Sammy, Dawson, Bryant, Rizzo, Baez, Greg.

Manager Don Zimmer

Least favorite: Bradley, Chapman,

Lest favorite manager: Dusty
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