As I mentioned Friday, Fire Lou Piniella! planned to compile a list of the bottom 100 Cubs of all time. I got to 126 Cubs in under an hour without going outside of my lifespan.
So, I have amended the list to include the worst 126 Cubs in my lifetime.
By no means is this list inclusive. Guys like Dan Serafini, who sucked just about worse than anyone on this list, had stays with the Cubs which were too brief to acquire legendary crappy Cub status. Basically, this list hopefully covers most of the guys who caused you to swear at your television in about the last 30 years. And the list covers pitchers, guys who were supposed to be great and sucked, and even some of the guys on the current Cubs roster.
Some of the factors considered were the player’s promise as a ballplayer, the player’s contract, amount of undeserved playing time, appearance, likability, and, in some cases, specific moments which made an otherwise average player legendarily horrible.
This list includes has-beens, never-weres, and guys who only sucked during their times with the Cubs. Furthermore, the bottom 116 are vaguely ordered from least sucky (#126) to most sucky (#11). The Bottom Ten are special, and are ranked more carefully.
This list will take us into June, if I profile 5 players a week. At that point, the Cubs will have likely been eliminated from the playoffs, and this list will be all the sweeter.
Again, I want to thank the morans over at Desipio for making one man’s dream to assemble a list of horrid players come true.
All that said, #126 is coming up later today. Stay tuned…