The Bottom 126: The Rules

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…


3 Responses to “The Bottom 126: The Rules”

  1. 1 Carlos January 18, 2007 at 4:37 pm

    I really hope you get Scott Bullett up there.

  2. 2 Fossilhippie February 10, 2007 at 11:23 am

    Don’t overlook Sam Mejias, who during 1979 hit .182 in 11 games. He did manage to get into 31 games a a “defensive” replacement, with a .875 FP. He had a phobia about flying – he once screamed “We’re all gonna die” during a normal flight.

  3. 3 Bad Kermit February 10, 2007 at 12:22 pm

    Oh, that’s a good call, Fossilhippie. Unfortunately, I was only 1 at the time, so I never really cursed him out the way I did some of these other guys. Maybe next offseason I’ll start working backwards through the decades, starting with the 70’s.

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The Bottom 126 Cubs of My Lifetime

1. Todd Hundley

2. Neifi Perez

3. Alex Gonzalez

4. LaTroy Hawkins

5. Fred McGriff

6. Corey Patterson

7. Mel Rojas

8. Jeff Blauser

9. Antonio Alfonseca

10. Juan Pierre

11. Shawn Estes

12. Felix Heredia

13. Julian Tavarez

14. Kyle Farnsworth

15. Mark Prior

16. Kent Mercker

17. Moises Alou

18. Dave Veres

19. Jose Macias

20. Lenny Harris

21. Jose Hernandez

22. Jacque Jones

23. The Unnamed Pitchers of the 90s

24. Freddy Bynum

25. Jerry Hairston, Jr.

26. Scott Williamson

27. Tony Womack

28. Andy Pratt

29. Will Ohman

30. Phil Nevin

31. Jeff Fassero

32. Ronny Cedeno

33. Brant Brown

34. Roosevelt Brown

35. Jason Dubois

36. Wade Miller

37. Mark Guthrie

38. Sergio Mitre

39. Juan Cruz

40. Gabor Paul II Bako

41. Ryan Dempster

42. Mike Remlinger

43. Glendon Rusch

44. Nomar Garciaparra

45. Gary Matthews, Jr.

46. Matt Clement

47. Gary Gaetti

48. Bobby Hill

49. Benito Santiago

50. Jerome Williams

51. Roberto Novoa

52. David Kelton

53. Todd Wellemeyer

54. Shane Andrews

55. Darrin Jackson

56. Frank DiPino/Terry Francona

57. John Mabry

58. Curtis Wilkerson

59. Hee Seop Choi

60. Cesar Izturis

61. Rick Wilkins

62. Jon Garland

63. Augie Ojeda

64. Jerome Walton

65. Jae Kuk Ryu

66. Todd Hollandsworth

67. Karl "Tuffy" Rhodes

68. Willie Greene

69. Michael Tucker

70. Damon Berryhill

71. Jon Leicester

72. Mitch Webster

73. Curtis/Tom Goodwin

74. Jody Gerut

75. Jim Sundberg

76. Steve Buechele

77. Darren Lewis

78. Rey Ordonez

79. Marvell Wynne

80. Tyler Houston

81. Amaury Telemaco

82. Kevin Roberson

83. Damian Jackson

84. Doug Dascenzo

85. Ismael Valdez

86. Matt Karchner

87. Jeff Huson

88. Jose Nieves

89. Ross Gload

90. Chad Hermansen

91. Luis Salazar

92. Mike Hubbard

93. Delino DeShields

94. Matt Lawton

95. Howard Johnson

96. Rondell White

97. Turk Wendell

98. Ray King

99. Gary Scott

100. Steve Rain

101. Kevin Orie

102. Rey Sanchez

103. Francis Beltran

104. Paul Noce

105. Enrique Wilson

106. Ruben Quevedo

107. Damon Buford

108. Brooks Kieschnick

109. Damian Miller

110. Scott Bullett

111. Rick Aguilera

112. Chad Meyers

113. Gary Varsho

114. Jason Bere

115. Troy O'Leary

116. Chico Walker

117. Rick Wrona

118. Leo Gomez

119. Chris Stynes

120. Dan Plesac

121. Robert Machado

122. Julio Zuleta

123. Todd Zeile

124. Chad Fox

125. Adam Greenberg

126. Sandy Martinez

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