Yoda wrote: Neato Torpedo wrote:
Cat calling kettle black.
Who was the last player the Cubs actually developed successfully without f'ing him up other than Soto?
Prior and Wood did great 'til Dusty killed their careers, so you can't blame that on the minor league system, and Zambrano's been doing pretty well. Theriot, Marmol, and Marshall have done decently in their short time up. Hill did very well till he Blassed out in '08.
Also, the phrase is "pot
calling the kettle black".
I'll give you Zambrano even though he is in the process of blowing up. Theriot, marmol and Marshall is the best your team could produce in the last decade? So besides Soto and Theriot, how many position players are homegrown?
I've heard people say Cat calling the kettle black. Although Pot sounds better.
Well, Ramirez and Lee had their best years in Chicago and came over in trades, so while not exactly homegrown, they're not Yankee-style superstar FA signings. Really, the only thing close to a superstar FA signing in the last decade besides Soriano is Fukudome. After that, you have Moises Alou and not much else.
There's the Yankee-types who build their teams from FAs, there's TB-types who build their teams from within, and there's Cubs-types who trade away all their prospects to get MLB-ready players. Look at this year, even. They traded Ceda for Gregg, traded Gallagher/Donaldson/Murton/E. Patterson for Harden/Gaudin, and were about ready to trade Vitters+ for Peavy.