Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Another Look at the 2015 Cubs Calendar

Each year I purchase a Cubs calendar for the WWHQ.  The joke for the past few years has been the few Cubs players featured that are still on the team.  I posted in February that eight of the twelve on the calendar were still with the team.  With the trade deadline now past, I thought I would look again and see who is still left.

First, the four that were already gone:

That's Darwin Barney, Luis Valbuena, Jeff Samardzija, and Justin Ruggiano.

And of the eight with the team back in February, who is gone and who remains?


Some more turnover!  Gone are Welington Castillo, Junior Lake, Edwin Jackson, Ryan Sweeney, and Mike Olt. Olt could be back since he is in AAA right now.  Add these five to the February four and that makes nine of the twelve gone from the team.

Who is still left?

Still with the team are Anthony Rizzo, Starlin Castro, and Travis Wood.  And Castro is hanging on by a thread.  That makes this calendar worse than the 2014 version, which had four players still on the team at the end of the year.

I'm pretty sure the 2016 version will be better.  I expect to see Rizzo, Russell, Castro, Bryant, Coghlan, Fowler, Soler, Lester, Arrietta, Hendricks, Montero, and Rondon.  Most of those guys should be around for a while.

1 comment:

  1. I'm not sure when the calendar goes to press, but it might be possible we see Schwarber instead of Castro. Maybe even Hammel?