Baseball for the Thinking Fan

Login | Register | Feedback

btf_logo
You are here > Home > Baseball Newsstand > Baseball Primer Newsblog > Discussion
Baseball Primer Newsblog
— The Best News Links from the Baseball Newsstand

Monday, September 24, 2012

Cubs’ David DeJesus knows the weight of a 100-loss season

Tom Ricketts waits: DeJesus gonna be here.

As much as Theo Epstein’s front-office gang might shrug off the Cubs’ first 100-loss season in 56 years as they focus on rebuilding, the guys in the trenches feel the growing weight.

‘‘It was tough,’’ said DeJesus, who went through three consecutive 100-loss seasons with the Kansas City Royals from 2004 to ’06. ‘‘It’s just that number you don’t want to be a part of.

‘‘We tried to go young, then we brought in some [veteran] guys, then injuries came and took those guys, so we were back to bringing young guys up again. It was just one of those things where we couldn’t really get over the rebuilding stage.’’

... Despite the realistic perspective, one of the Cubs’ most upbeat, professional, consistent performers this season keeps the hope that the Cubs’ big-league recovery gets enough short-term support from the brass to have a chance to make waves soon.

‘‘I can’t wait to see it happen. I can’t wait to see it unfold,’’ DeJesus said. ‘‘Hopefully it’ll be an exciting offseason. We’re expecting some big things. We’re relying on Theo to build a champion here.’’

Repoz Posted: September 24, 2012 at 10:30 PM | 2 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: cubs

Reader Comments and Retorts

Go to end of page

Statements posted here are those of our readers and do not represent the BaseballThinkFactory. Names are provided by the poster and are not verified. We ask that posters follow our submission policy. Please report any inappropriate comments.

   1. charityslave is thinking about baseball Posted: September 24, 2012 at 10:58 PM (#4244754)
I've always liked DeJesus. League average during his peak, but he seems to maximize the gifts he has.
   2. Walt Davis Posted: September 24, 2012 at 11:02 PM (#4244758)
Hey, we're not there yet! We only have to go 4-5 to avoid that fate.

You must be Registered and Logged In to post comments.

 

 

<< Back to main

BBTF Partner

Support BBTF

donate

Thanks to
BarrysLazyBoy
for his generous support.

Bookmarks

You must be logged in to view your Bookmarks.

Hot Topics

NewsblogAdam Dunn, 34, calls it a career
(30 - 4:33pm, Oct 01)
Last: zonk

NewsblogUNR study: Temperature affects baseball scores
(5 - 4:33pm, Oct 01)
Last: toratoratora

Hall of MeritMost Meritorious Player: 1959 Discussion
(8 - 4:33pm, Oct 01)
Last: DL from MN

NewsblogNL WILD CARD 2014 OMNICHATTER
(47 - 4:33pm, Oct 01)
Last: Lassus

NewsblogOT: The Soccer Thread, September 2014
(477 - 4:32pm, Oct 01)
Last: AuntBea

NewsblogA’s wild swing of a season ends in wild-card loss to Royals
(15 - 4:30pm, Oct 01)
Last: Roger McDowell spit on me!

NewsblogSpector: Stats incredible! Numbers from the 2014 MLB season will amaze you
(59 - 4:29pm, Oct 01)
Last: Batman

NewsblogDog eats baseball playoff tickets
(5 - 4:28pm, Oct 01)
Last: JAHV

NewsblogNew manager should have Mauer catch again
(3 - 4:26pm, Oct 01)
Last: DavidFoss

NewsblogOT: Politics, October 2014: Sunshine, Baseball, and Etch A Sketch: How Politicians Use Analogies
(87 - 4:26pm, Oct 01)
Last: A Fatty Cow That Need Two Seats

NewsblogDayton Moore's vision for Kansas Royals validated - ESPN
(34 - 4:25pm, Oct 01)
Last: Joe Kehoskie

Hall of MeritMost Meritorious Player: 1958 Results
(1 - 4:22pm, Oct 01)
Last: DL from MN

NewsblogFOX (Rosenthal): Kansas City Royals exorcise city’s three decades’ worth of demons
(11 - 4:21pm, Oct 01)
Last: PASTE Thinks This Trout Kid Might Be OK (Zeth)

Hall of MeritMost Meritorious Player: 1958 Ballot
(16 - 4:16pm, Oct 01)
Last: DL from MN

NewsblogNed Yost on the sixth inning and his bullpen usage: “its just one of those things” | HardballTalk
(95 - 4:10pm, Oct 01)
Last: PASTE Thinks This Trout Kid Might Be OK (Zeth)

Page rendered in 0.1881 seconds
52 querie(s) executed