Five of us have submitted our grades anonymously. The results have been compiled and yield the following result.
Notta lotta good on that list…
Whoa. Two graders rated Diamond “C.” Are you guys taking your morning cups of joe with kahlua?
I tended to be a tough grader on mine with a few exceptions; The average of my scores was 2.75 (on a scale of 1=F to 5=A) and that’s about how the team was, a D to D+. Had it not been for the last month it probably would have been lower but some guys like Ramirez and Zambrano really put it together at the end of the year and so did the team.
Aram get’s a C? If he season wasn’t a failer what is a failure?
A-Ram turned it around the second half….and blah, blah, blah, they weren’t in it, there was no pressure. He still did what he’s paid to do. I’d give him a C too.
As for the team, I’d give them a C. Actually, I didn’t think this team would compete from the get go due to their poor bullpen, so maybe that should merit them an A since they did exactly what I thought they’d do.
And I just channeled Dennis Green.
I would give the team a C-. They were not horrible and they were not good. They were a below average team. If they had a halfway decent offence they would be a lot better.
I do not understand how anybody would have expected more. They but almost the same team on the field as they had the previous year and got about the same results. Sounds about right. Barring any blockbuster deals, I expect about the same next year. A .500 team. That will not change until the infield (except Castro) is revamped. We are stuck with Soriano, Aramis and Fukudome until the deals are done (I am OK with Fukudome if he is used properly).
Oh no! We are stuck with our top two HR and RBI leaders!
It’s sad when a player who misses almost 40 games leads the team in HR’s and RBI’s. Reason number 278 why the Cubs weren’t very good.
MJ gives this team an A because they did what he expected. So MJ is a school teacher and he has a punk dumbass for a student. The student delivers a punk dumbass performance for the school year which is a bunch of D’s and F’s. MJ gives the punk dumbass an A and sends a note home to punk dumbass mom that says, “He did exactly what I expected him to do, good job, A for the year.”
MJ must be a product of the new grading system our poor schools are now famous for where self esteem is more important that actual performance.
If you are satisfied with 25 HR and 83 RBI “leading” a team, you are easily satisfied. That is more of a statement about the low state of the lineup in general.
BTW: RBI is byproduct of position in a lineup and the batters ahead of you than overall ability.
THe first five months they lookd like the entire club had the flu . ( Or hung over ) ….They were able to bounce back after a new skipper took charge . However I agree with Chuck but my minus would be C————. There are so many real bad contracts that Hendry has written !!
Reading is fun DUH mental:
“maybe that should merit them an A since they did exactly what I thought they’d do.”
Hooked on Phonics didn’t work for Doc.
“As for the team, I’d give them a C.”
I couldn’t give them a C because an average team is around .500. The 2010 Cubs were below average in most respects including their results.
@Chuck…who the hell would you plug in at third to get those numbers? A-Rod, Wright, McGehee, or Longoria. Imagine what those RBI numbers would have looked like if we had a leadoff hitter and someone aside from Lee in the 3-hole…or if Rami played all year. Without Ramizez and Sori, this team looks like the fricking Mariners.
That is precisely what I meant Chuck. And yes, we understand how RBI’s work.
I feel like alot of these grades are pretty accurate…
My problem with Aramis is that his inability to stay healthy really hurts the team in two ways.
1) He is the best hitter on teh team and when he is down they can’t replace his bat.
2) They can’t sign a good backup because all the good 3Bs want to play. From a budget and team construction perspective he gives you the double whammy. The team can’t shell out the $ for a good backup because that backup won’t play enough to justify the cost. So, when he inevitably goes down, you are stuck with replacement level production.
Rameriez 2010 WAR = -0.7
Others who beat that at 3B: Mark Reynolds, Chipper Jones, Miguel Tejada, Adrian Beltre, Omar Vizquel, Scott Rolen, Jhonny Peralta, etc…
BTW: Soriano was fine last year.
Soriano’s onbase was .322 last year. I would say he was fine at making outs.