June 2, 1999: Drafted by the Tampa Bay Devil Rays in the 1st round (1st pick) of the 1999 amateur draft. Player signed June 3, 1999.December 7, 2006: Drafted by the Chicago Cubs from the Tampa Bay Devil Rays in the 2006 rule 5 draft.December 7, 2006: Purchased by the Cincinnati Reds from the Chicago Cubs.December 21, 2007: Traded by the Cincinnati Reds to the Texas Rangers for Danny Herrera and Edinson Volquez.
It depends on what your definition of ex-Cubs are.
I would follow a more loose association of what an ex-Cub is because I follow our minor league system almost as much as I do the Big Club. I think there should be some reward for recognition of talent and drafting them even if they are traded before they get to the big club because they garner assets.
McGehee did play for us on the Big Club. All of the others did not.
really? He was sold to the Reds before they ever picked him, but since you can't actually trade draft picks they found a way around it
It is a slightly different situation, but do you consider Eli Manning a former Charger?
And a quick trivia question for you along those lines....
Who was Eli Manning's back up at Ole Miss and what was the link to Peyton on the team the answer used to play for?
I disagree. For a player to be considered part of a team they have to play at least one game with that team IMO. For baseball I don't even mean one major league game, just one game for the organization.
I don't remember the guys name or the connection, but he played for the Rockies at some point didn't he?
Yes. Seth Smith was Eli's back up at Ole Miss.
The connection to Peyton on the Rox is Todd Helton who was the unfortunate soul that got hurt playing QB for UT (after Colquitt went down) that gave Manning the spot he never relinquished.
I'm going to have to agree with Sunnydoo, to be an ex-Cub you simply had to be in the Cubs organization, minors or big league level. I can't go along with Hamilton though because he never played a game for the Cubs at any level.
Either way the list is unimpressive to say the least, especially when you look at the "talent" the Cubs produced from their farm system.
I'm going to have to agree with Sunnydoo, to be an ex-Cub you simply had to be in the Cubs organization, minors or big league level. I can't go along with Hamilton though because he never played a game for the Cubs at any level. --------------
You just contradicted yourself. Hamilton was drafted by the Cubs thus he was in the Cubs organization. Whether he was member of the Cubs for 5 minutes or 5 years he was still a Cub.
"That team doesn't win 50 games."
I was thinking the same exact thing.
1b- Derrek Lee2b- Mike FontenotSS- Ryan Theriot3b- Aramis RamirezC- Henry Blanco/Jason Kendall/Robinson ChirinosLF- Kosuke FukudomeRF- Josh HamiltonCF- Sam FuldB- Corey Patterson"PH- Eric HinskeB- Carlos PenaB- Xavier NadyB- Felix PieB- Ronny CedenoB- Casey McGeheeB- Mark DeRosa
SP- Dontrelle WillisSP- Ricky NolascoSP- Carlos ZambranoSP- Jason MarquisSP- Ted LillyR- Sergio MitreR- Tom GorzellannyR- AardsmaR- Michael WurtzR- Rich HardenR- Kevin GreggCL- Kyle Farnsworth"
You would start Lee ahead of Pena and put Willis in the rotation but not Gorzelanny? Also, where is Sean Marshall? Juan Pierre is missing too. If you are counting guys that were in the system, then you'd probably have to put Garland in the rotation too.