Cubs fans swallowed a bitter pill that they haven’t coughed up in the decade since.
With baseball’s 49th annual first-year player draft beginning on Thursday night and the Cubs picking second overall, much hope on the North Side has gone to the Cubs drafting their future ace. Before you start to get too excited, Cubs fans, let me just give you a refresher that Major League Baseball has seen this before.
Former Cubs pitcher Mark Prior is attempting another comeback — this time with his former manager.
But could something have really been different if the Cubs and manager-turned-punching-bag Dusty Baker had handled their one-time pitching wunderkinds in a different way?
In one of the developing, most interesting stories of the 2012 local baseball season, people are picking their sides.
And as we bask in the hopeful afterglow provided by this week’s draft, I thought it would be wise to also look back at some of the Cubs’ biggest disappointments throughout the years.
Sale shouldn’t be allowed to go out every fifth game and pitch 7-plus innings every time he ventures to the mound the rest of the season. He is too valuable a prospect and he is still developing.
Former Cubs hurler Mark Prior will sign with the Red Sox, according to a tweet from CBS Sports’ Jon Heyman.
They call Chicago the Second City. But New York appears to be turning itself into the City of Second Chances. For ex-Cubs, at least.