Can you Cub fans explain why this has occurred? I don't understand this at all. I love Edmonds, but he's done.
Also, I see no reason why he should be anyone's least favorite Cub. It's not his fault that the Cubs chose to sign him, and I'm sure he'll try to do his best (as he always has) - he just doesn't have it any more. He's not a fat tub of lard who mocks the fans and hits .050 with men in scoring position, like Andruw Jones.
He'll be least favorite because he will be insufferable while also playing bad baseball.
This year vs. righties: .192/.286/.247 Last year vs. righties: .268/.336/.419
Felix Pie vs righties so far this year: .245/.317/.321 Reed Johnson vs. righties this year: .266/.327/.380
Insufferable is the only way to describe Jim Edmonds appropriately if you're a Cubs fan. The frosted tips were insufferable. That he watched his homers like he was Manny Ramirez was insufferable. His bitchy confrontations with Z were insufferable. Oh, and the fact that he ALWAYS killed the Cubs in clutch situations.
"Those who live in the past are cowards and losers" Mike Ditka
* Alan Benes and Dave Veres in 2003. * Mike DiFelice and Kent Mercker in 2004. * In 2005, they saw that Hendry had re-signed Neifi and realized that no sabotage was necessary. They’re wily that way. * In 2006 they took no chances and they sent John Mabry to team with Neifi. * Last year it was Marquis, and yet as hard as he tried (and his 5.73 second half ERA shows he tried hard) the Cubs still made the playoffs. So now they’re breaking out the big guns and going with Edmonds.
"You can give a [expletive] about what you're doing, or we can just do some conditioning. Make your layups." -- John Thompson III.
Post by hoyarooter on May 14, 2008 21:12:26 GMT -5
I'm not attempting to hijack this thread, but I just wanted to point out that I gave Andruw Jones too much credit when I said his batting average with runners in scoring position was .050. He's 1 for 28. There's no chance that Jim Edmonds will be anywhere near this putrid.