A really great string of first round picks the Cubs have had in the 2000s, eh?

Some news from the Cubs’ Minor League camp: left-handed pitcher Mark Pawelek, the No. 1 Draft pick in 2005, was released. Muskat Ramblings.

Including the release of Ryan Harvey last week, the Cubs have now parted company with every single first rounder they had from 2000 to 2005 (Luis Montanez in 2000, Mark “the Employee” Prior in 2001, Bobby Brownlie in 2002, Harvey in 2003, Pawalek in 2005 (Cubs ain’t have no first rounder in 2004)).

Pawalek once broke his elbow tripping over his Playstation. Yup. That was the highlight of his Cubs career.


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