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Wednesday, January 14, 2015

2014 Quarry Unlimited - #26 Chicago Cubs Part 1

As we are entering the homestretch of the 2014 Quarry Unlimited set, we come to a team that tied with the Cardinals for the biggest drop on the countdown, the Chicago Cubs.  When I started laying out the countdown I didn't have the Cubs dropping this much, but then they did one thing that really ticked me off.  They fired Rick Renteria for no reason other than to get Joe Maddon.  Renteria stuck it out in a no-win situation when the Cubs management wasn't even really trying to field a winner and weren't shy about hiding that fact either.  Their whole plan from 2012 on was to build for 2015 and they basically made Renteria the lame duck manager the minute they hired him.  The really bad thing is that Renteria really had the Cubs playing well in the second half of the season.  What the Cubs should have done was hired a veteran rehashed manager (Jim Tracy comes to mind) to babysit the team for two years until their prospects came due.  Instead they gave Rick Renteria his first job with no future.  Maybe I am overreacting, but it just rubbed me the wrong way.


Total # of Cubs in 2014 - 48

# of new Cubs in 2014 - 25

Best score in 2014 - May 12 at Cardinals 17-5

Worst score in 2014 - July 5 at Nationals 13-0

Border color that worked best with this team - Red

Border color that worked least with this team - Orange

Position on last year's list - #21 = DOWN 5

Let's take a look at the first half of the 2014 Chicago Cubs with the manager's card leading the way.




I'll be back tomorrow with Part 2.  As usual, your thoughts are always welcome and encouraged.

Thanx for reading.


Nick said...

I was hoping I'd see a Federal League throwback here, and you came through. Great Ruggiano.

night owl said...

The Cubs on the blue-bordered cards remind me of why I love '88 Score. So much blue! (or in the Reds and Cardinals case, so much red!)

P-town Tom said...

Nice Play at the Plate card of Welly. My favorite is the Justin Grimm card, because of the nice cropping and the blue border. Well done.