Baseball for the Thinking Fan

Login | Register | Feedback

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


All News | Prime News

Old-School Newsstand

BBTF Partner

Dynasty League Baseball

Support BBTF


Thanks to
Chicago Joe
for his generous support.


You must be logged in to view your Bookmarks.

Hot Topics

NewsblogOTP 2018 March 19: Spending bill could quash Minor League Baseball players’ wage claims
(493 - 9:20pm, Mar 20)
Last: BDC

NewsblogOT - 2017-18 NBA thread (All-Star Weekend to End of Time edition)
(828 - 9:16pm, Mar 20)
Last: TFTIO is a very stable genius

NewsblogOT - March Madness 2018
(200 - 9:02pm, Mar 20)
Last: This is going to be state of the art wall

NewsblogNY Post: It was a mistake for Bob Uecker to ignore this spider bite
(16 - 8:50pm, Mar 20)
Last: Gonfalon Bubble

NewsblogBraves Ronald Acuna sent to Minors camp |
(41 - 8:18pm, Mar 20)
Last: Walt Davis

NewsblogSource: Rox, CarGo nearing one-year deal |
(10 - 8:00pm, Mar 20)
Last: puck

NewsblogSpending bill could quash Minor League Baseball players’ wage claims
(27 - 7:53pm, Mar 20)
Last: Walt Davis

Gonfalon Cubs2018 Fearless Prediction thread
(31 - 7:53pm, Mar 20)
Last: What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face?

NewsblogOT: Wrestling Thread November 2014
(2169 - 7:50pm, Mar 20)
Last: Gonfalon Bubble

NewsblogPrimer Dugout (and link of the day) 3-20-2018
(8 - 7:45pm, Mar 20)
Last: Walt Davis

Sox TherapyRoster Update
(5 - 7:06pm, Mar 20)
Last: the Hugh Jorgan returns

NewsblogOT - 2017 NFL thread
(2110 - 6:00pm, Mar 20)
Last: Slivers of Maranville descends into chaos (SdeB)

NewsblogMinor League Pace-Of-Play Changes in 2018
(273 - 5:29pm, Mar 20)
Last: Pat Rapper's Delight (as quoted on MLB Network)

NewsblogPrimer Dugout (and link of the day) 3-19-2018
(8 - 5:23pm, Mar 20)
Last: Edmundo got dem ol' Kozma blues again mama

NewsblogNY POST - KERNAN: It’s all coming together for ‘awesome’ Matt Harvey
(36 - 4:26pm, Mar 20)
Last: Trout! Trout! Let it all out!

Page rendered in 0.1314 seconds
47 querie(s) executed