#101: Kevin “The Tease” Orie

Damnit, Kevin Orie, why weren’t you good? You started off so well, putting up some excellent numbers in your rookie season in 1997. So why did you get so putrid so quickly?

Frosting in the middle.

Kevin Orie; Not Pictured: Ball in first base box seats.

Orie was supposed to solve the Cubs’ problems at third base. Instead, he fielded like the ball was laced with a hantavirus and, after his rookie season, he hit like he was dating the opposing pitcher. The Cubs spun him off to Florida in 1998, but brought him back in the 2002 season for another chance. Orie did nothing with it, showing the disappearance of any power he once had, and was released by the Cubs during Spring Training of 2003.

Low Point: When the Cubs sent you to Florida, they got Felix Heredia back in the trade. Felix Heredia! Thanks a lot for that one, Kevin.

Did You Know? Orie was a finalist in the 1997 Rookie of the Year voting. He lost the award to Scott Rolen. And that is the closest the two have been in their career paths.

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5 Responses to “#101: Kevin “The Tease” Orie”


  1. 1 John February 12, 2007 at 2:01 pm

    god damn did Orie suck. He didn’t have the sucktitude to challenge perennial prospect Gary Scott’s weak sauceness, but I’m sure you’ll get to him too

  2. 2 JD, Too February 12, 2007 at 2:30 pm

    Sulleymoon says he didn’t like Orie before you didn’t like Orie.

  3. 3 Bad Kermit February 12, 2007 at 2:36 pm

    Where would this site be without you, JD?

  4. 4 Tinker to Evers to Chance February 14, 2007 at 6:47 pm

    Wait just a damn minute here. You mean to tell me that someone on the 1997 team actually put up decent numbers?

  5. 5 Bad Kermit February 15, 2007 at 9:14 am

    No. 1997 never happened. Everyone was on vacation.


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