Monday, December 16, 2013

A Final Look at the 2013 Cubs Calendar

As 2013 comes to an end, I'd like to take one final look at my 2013 Cubs calendar.

Twelve players were featured, one for each month.

How many of the twelve are still on the Cubs' roster?

Not very fact, only...

two, Barney and Castro.

Kinda crazy, isn't it, to have 10/12 of the team's supposed stars gone in a year.

Here are the ten departed Cubs.  I've got them in the order in which they left the team..

Paul Maholm, traded to the Braves on July 30, 2012

Ryan Dempster, traded to  the Rangers on July 31, 2012

Geovany Soto, traded to  the Rangers on July 31, 2012

Jeff Baker, traded to the Tigers on August 5, 2012

Bryan LaHair, released on November 21, 2012

Ian Stewart, released on June 25, 2013

Carlos Marmol, traded to the Dodgers on July 2, 2013

Matt Garza, traded to the Rangers on July 22, 2013

Alfonso Soriano, traded to the Yankees on July 26, 2013

David DeJesus, sold to the Nationals on August 19, 2013

1 comment:

  1. Yeah, it's rough being a fan of the boys in blue these days.

    But seriously, five of those guys were gone in August of 2012 or earlier. I griped about this early on in the year in my own post about the calendar, but how early did they print those calendars? Maybe they should have borrowed some of Topps' photoshop people.