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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
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   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.

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