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2002 Cub Movie Idea and the most recent addition to the CRYPE roster
Posted 08 October 2011 - 01:26 PM
Ah the early 2000's. It was a good time to be a Cub fan. We had Wood, Prior, prospects like Big Z and Juan Cruz. We were overflowing with guys that threw 95+. Then in the 2002 draft the Cubs had 4 of the 1st 38 picks, 2 more in the second, and two more in the third. Giving the Cubs 8! of the first 96 players chosen in the country. This would set up the 2000's to be the decade that we turned into the Atlanta Braves...arm after arm after arm. So of those first 8 picks, 6 were pitchers. Certainly we could not whiff on all those picks.
But alas, only one of them saw any time in the bigs: Billy Petrick from Morris, IL who threw in 8 games and had a career 7.45 ERA. The other 7 didn't make it. Here is where my movie idea comes in, if they can make a movie out of Moneyball we can certainly make a movie out of what was the Cubs 2002 draft. To miss this badly, you have to try. In fact that may be the tagline. Ideas for the title include(some obvious and not so good): Crapball, Shitball, Andy and Jim's Pathetic Adventure, Drafting Hell, Nightmare on Clark Street, The Ugly, the Ugly and the Ugly, and Brokeback Drafting.
Why does the 2002 fiasco deserve a cinematic release? Here is who went after our first 8 picks.(complete with 2011 stats to make you puke)
Joey Votto .309 29 103
Curtis Granderson .262 41 119
Adam Lind .251 26 87
Jacoby Ellsbury .325 32 105 39sbs
Hunter Pence .314 22 97
Howie Kendrick .285 18 62 (2b)
Jon Lester 15-9 3.47 182 ks
Jonathon Papelbon 2.94 31 saves
Ricky Romero 15-11 2.92 178 ks
and the rest Matt Garza, Joel Zumaya, Russell martin, Nyjer "F%^k Yeah" Morgan, Josh Johnson...
Lots of very good MLB talent and we got none. Just by sheer dumb luck you would think we would get one of these guys. A failure this big deserves a film!
Oh, so who makes the CRYPE team? RHP Bobby Brownlie just because he was the first player the Cubs chose, and yes he was crype.
Chicago Cub All-Time Crype Team
P's- Herman Segelke, Ben Christenson, Mark Pawelek, Rick James, Bobby Brownlie
IFS- Ty Griffen, Gary Scott, Bobbie Hill, Luis Montanez, Hee Seop Choi
OFS- Ryan Harvey, Brooks Kieschnick, Earl Cunningham, Darrin Jackson,
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