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Cubs Offensive WAR Leaders

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Since we had a rainout yesterday, I have nothing really to look at in terms of news. So, I have a quiz for you. We started the blog in October 2003. That means this is season # 11 for the site. Today we look at the offensive WAR leaders cumulative for the Cubs since the inception of the site. Below is the table with the names invisible, but with a link to them if you click the blank. How many can you guess.

Rk Player WAR/pos
1 Aramis Ramirez 23.3
2 Derrek Lee 22.5
3 Geovany Soto 9.3
4 Alfonso Soriano 7.9
5 Starlin Castro 7.8
6 Darwin Barney 6.2
7 Welington Castillo 6.1
8 Ryan Theriot 6.1
9 Michael Barrett 6.0
10 Carlos Zambrano 5.9
  • PLCB3

    1 and 2 are Lee and Ramirez, #3 is Bozo and then idk the rest.

  • AC0000000

    1 and 2 are Lee and Ramirez, #3 is Bozo and then idk the rest.

  • Randy

    I’m surprised by some of the names on the list. In effect the list seems to be saying we’ve only had two good players in the last ten years.

    • PLCB3

      Well I guessed Lee and Ramirez due to their longevity with the Cubs. Lee was there 2004-2010, Ramirez 2004-2011. The only one who comes close to matching that is Soriano from 2007-2013. And I guessed Bozo for #3 because he was there from 2004-2011.

  • Randy

    I’m surprised by some of the names on the list. In effect the list seems to be saying we’ve only had two good players in the last ten years.

    • AC0000000

      Well I guessed Lee and Ramirez due to their longevity with the Cubs. Lee was there 2004-2010, Ramirez 2004-2011. The only one who comes close to matching that is Soriano from 2007-2013. And I guessed Bozo for #3 because he was there from 2004-2011.

  • Barney at #6…that is a lot of duck snorts.

  • Barney at #6…that is a lot of duck snorts.

  • Mark_from_Toronto

    Was a little surprised to see Geo at #3 (yes I’m lazy and just clicked the links). He had a decent year in his ROY season, but seemed to go downhill from there.

    • Joe Aiello

      How about the fact that Castro is already about equal to what Soriano did in his time here.

    • PLCB3

      2010 was a respectable year for him and one that made a lot of people think he would be a top hitting catcher.

  • Mark_from_Toronto

    Was a little surprised to see Geo at #3 (yes I’m lazy and just clicked the links). He had a decent year in his ROY season, but seemed to go downhill from there.

    • Joe Aiello

      How about the fact that Castro is already about equal to what Soriano did in his time here.

    • AC0000000

      2010 was a respectable year for him and one that made a lot of people think he would be a top hitting catcher.

  • PLCB3

    I wonder what Sosa and Grace’s WARs are. They were productive hitters for a long time on the North Side.

    • Somebody should make a website about this stuff. I bet somebody would use something like that.

      • Joe Aiello

        Agreed. It’s a chore calculating this stuff by hand with my abacus.

      • PLCB3

        I was just throwing it out there

      • I’ll fax you my slide rule guy’s number.

      • Joe Aiello

        My fax paper is all out. Can you Morse code it to me?

      • My tapper arm broke off my Morse machine…I hope my carrier pigeon makes it through Appalacians.

      • Seymour Butts

        You know smoke signals are kind of a lost art.

      • PLCB3

        What about semaphore?

      • PLCB3

        Sosa’s was 58.2, Grace’s was 44.

  • AC0000000

    I wonder what Sosa and Grace’s WARs are. They were productive hitters for a long time on the North Side.

    • Somebody should make a website about this stuff. I bet somebody would use something like that.

      • Joe Aiello

        Agreed. It’s a chore calculating this stuff by hand with my abacus.

      • AC0000000

        I was just throwing it out there

      • I’ll fax you my slide rule guy’s number.

      • Joe Aiello

        My fax paper is all out. Can you Morse code it to me?

      • My tapper arm broke off my Morse machine…I hope my carrier pigeon makes it through Appalacians.

      • Seymour Butts

        You know smoke signals are kind of a lost art.

      • AC0000000

        What about semaphore?

      • AC0000000

        Sosa’s was 58.2, Grace’s was 44.

  • PLCB3

    Wow, how stupid am I. This list is offensive WAR only. No wonder B the C isn’t higher up on this list. I need to get my eyes checked.

    • Dusty Baylor

      Looks to combined..offense only WAR has Castro at 9.5, not 7.8

      • PLCB3

        When I made my guesses, I had Bozo at 3 for his pitching. Then I realized this is only hitting. Bozo’s pitching war is 30 something.

      • PLCB3

        His DWAR is 1.3. So there must be some other way that this is calculated. I thought that it would add OWAR to DWAR, which would mean a -1.7 DWAR.

  • AC0000000

    Wow, how stupid am I. This list is offensive WAR only. No wonder B the C isn’t higher up on this list. I need to get my eyes checked.

    • Dusty Baylor

      Looks to combined..offense only WAR has Castro at 9.5, not 7.8

      • AC0000000

        When I made my guesses, I had Bozo at 3 for his pitching. Then I realized this is only hitting. Bozo’s pitching war is 30 something.

      • AC0000000

        His DWAR is 1.3. So there must be some other way that this is calculated. I thought that it would add OWAR to DWAR, which would mean a -1.7 DWAR.