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THE FIVE FINAL CUB CRYPES


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#1 Oswego Chris

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Posted 22 November 2011 - 11:45 AM

crype(adj,noun)- 1. A once hyped Chicago Cubs prospect who turns out to be crap as a player(crappy abilities). 2. A once hyped Chicago Cubs prospect whose career turns out to be crap. 3. A Chicago Cub prospect who turns out to be crap in relation to his draft status and the players drafted after him.

I have decided to wrap up my long series by condensing the final 5 crypesinto one final post.(I also had to do it after being sickened by Brett's earlier post, ranking the recent drafts). I want to move on, I am assuming that the new regime will never, ever make poor draft picks. So here are the final five, the final roster, and the manager.

MIKE HARKEY-P 1987 1ST Rd(4th overall)

Mike had 12 wins in his rookie season, and finished 5th in ROY voting. Injuries. loss of velocity, and overall crappiness cut his career short. Players drafted after Mike: Mike Mussina(cough), Craig Biggio(double cough)....and just real good guys like Reggie Sanders, Ray Lankford, Albert Belle, Kevin Appier, Steve Finley.

SCOT THOMPSON- OF 1974 1st RD(7th)

Scot's breakout Rookie Campaign in 1979: .289 2 HRs and 29 RBIs...and in typical Cub fashion 17 walks in 368 plate appearances. The '74 draft was just OK( Willie Wilson, Gary Templeton, Lance Parrish, and 2/5 of the '84 Cub rotation:Sanderson and Sutcliffe) Scot was never able to find the consistency needed to be a MLB player, and also apparently unable to find the missing 'T' at the end of his name.

VANCE LOVELACE-P 1981 1st Rd (16th)

No he's not a porn star. Nor is his mother. But he was a bad pick, considering these players were selected after: T,T,T...Tony Gwynn, Frank Viola, Fred McGriff, Mark Langston, David Cone, Sid Fernandez, Lenny Dykstra, Devon White, John Franco...and I could keep going.

KEVIN ORIE 3B- 1993 1st RD (29)

The Cubs follow-up album to Gary Scott at 3B, Orie exemplifies the past impatience of the Cubs with their prospects(who really weren't prospects). The Cubs brought Orie up after hitting .299 with 10 HRs and 64 RBIs between AAA and AA. He had one decent season(.275, 8, 44), and then fell off the map.

RANDY MARTZ 1977 1st RD (12th)

As far as I know, no relation to Bears OC Mike.(although he probably could call an offense to get Cutler sacked less) How about these guys picked after Randy?
Bob Welch(4 picks later), Ozzie Smith, and Tim Raines.

MANAGER-DON BAYLOR

I originally posted something naming Lou and Dusty for this position. I realized that calling either of these guys Crype would not be fair. Baylor, on the other hand, was the first "high profile" guy the Cubs brought in. Only lasted 2 and a half seasons, replaced by the unforgettable Bruce Kimm.



CHICAGO CUBS ALL-TIME CRYPE TEAM

PITCHERS(10)- Herman Segelke, Rick James, Bobby Brownlie, Mark Pawelek, Ben Christenson , Lance Dickson, Drew Hall, Mike Harkey, Vance Lovelace, Randy Martz

INFIELDERS(7)- Ty Griffen, Gary Scott, Bobby Hill, Hee-Seop Choi, Luis Montanez, Terry Hughes, Kevin Orie,

OUTFIELDERS(6)- Earl Cunningham, Ryan Harvey, Darrin Jackson, Brooks Kieschnick, Corey Patterson, Scot Thompson

CATCHER(2)- Bill Hayes, Steve Swisher

A special thanks to Brett for allowing me a place to post this series, and thanks for all of my loyal followers.(all 7 of you!) If my planned Cub book ever comes to fruition, you have had a free preview! Let's hope Theo and the boys put an end to all of these Chicago Crypes.

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Posted 22 November 2011 - 12:11 PM

I can still see Mike Harkey's baseball card... maybe the 1988 Topps one? No, the 1988 Donruss Rated Rookie, that's it. Purple border on top and bottom.

Kevin Orie ... don't forget that when we shipped him to Florida we got the monster atrocious Felix Heredia. How on earth did THAT guy hang around for 3+ seasons? ::shudders:: Anyway, I have absolutely NO recollection of Orie's "comeback tour" with the Cubs in 2002. Anyone else?

Edited by TWC, 22 November 2011 - 12:36 PM.


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Posted 22 November 2011 - 12:27 PM

Thanks for the catch on Orie TWC, why I need an editor....

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Posted 23 November 2011 - 07:22 PM

Orie was the SHIT.

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Posted 24 November 2011 - 10:46 AM

I vaguely remember Orie's comeback. To me, it amounted to a whole lot of head scratching and WTF's tossed around liberally. I wasn't a mom yet in 2002, so my potty mouth knew no limits or bounds whilst watching a Cubs game at home.
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Posted 28 November 2011 - 04:24 PM

Was it Orie that made an error that was called a hit (The ONLY hit.) in Wood's 20K game?

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Posted 29 November 2011 - 09:28 PM

Was it Orie that made an error that was called a hit (The ONLY hit.) in Wood's 20K game?


Shit! You might be right. Was it Orie?

And BTW, Stinky Pete, your name and avatar make me laugh. A lot.
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Posted 30 November 2011 - 12:07 PM

Orie was the SHIT.

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