Cubs 2000's Decade Trivia
Which NL franchises did the Cubs have the best and worst records against from 2000-2009? Click on the links or check after the jump.
Complete list and other decade trivia after the jump.
Pittsburgh Pirates: 95-66 (.590%)
Colorado Rockies: 37-28 (.569%)
Milwaukee Brewers: 84-76 (.525%)
Cincinnati Reds: 84-78(.519%)
San Francisco Giants 32-30 (.516%)
Houston Astros 83-80 (.509%)
Washington Nationals/Montreal Expos: 33-32 (.508%)
St. Louis Cardinals: 81-85 (.488%)
New York Mets: 30-32 (.484%)
Los Angeles Dodgers: 31-36 (.463%)
Florida Marlins: 30-36 (.455%)
San Diego Padres: 31-39 (.443%)
Atlanta Braves: 28-40 (.412%)
Philadelphia Phillies: 27-39 (.409%)
Arizona Diamondbacks: 27-40 (.403%)
733-737 (.499%) overall for the Cubs
Here are the Cubs that led in individual categories from 2000-2009. You can click on the link for the full leaderboard or skip to the bottom for the answers.
1. Cubs 2000's HR Leader: 238 link
2. Cubs 2000's Hits Leader: 961 link
3. Cubs 2000's SB Leader: 86 link
4. Cubs 2000's RBI Leader: 630 link
5. Cubs 2000's BB Leader: 428 link
6. Cubs 2000's GIDP: 93 link
7. Cubs 2000's Most Outs: 2342 link
8. Cubs 2000's OPS Leader(at least 1200 PA's): 1.002 link
9. Cubs 2000's OPS+ Leader(at least 1200 PA's): 156 link
10. Cubs 2000's Lowest OPS Leader(at least 600 PA's): .639 link
11. Cubs 2000's Lowest OPS+ Leader(at least 600 PA's): 62 link
12. Cubs 2000's Win Leader: 105 link
13. Cubs 2000's ERA Leader (at least 350 IP): 3.51 link
14. Cubs 2000's ERA+ Leader (at least 350 IP): 127 link
15. Cubs 2000's WHIP Leader (at least 350 IP): 1.145 link
16. Cubs 2000's Worst ERA+ Leader (at least 200 IP): 87 link
17. Cubs 2000's Saves Leader: 87 link
18. Cubs 2000's K Leader: 1324 link
19. Cubs 2000's Games Pitched Leader: 316 link
1. Sammy Sosa
2. Aramis Ramirez
3. Corey Patterson
4. Aramis Ramirez
5. Sammy Sosa
6. Aramis Ramirez
7. Aramis Ramirez
8. Sammy Sosa
9. Sammy Sosa
10. Ronny Cedeno
11. Ronny Cedeno
12. Carlos Zambrano
13. Mark Prior
14. Carlos Zambrano
15. Ted Lilly
16. Jason Bere
17. Ryan Dempster
18. Carlos Zambrano
19. Kyle Farnsworth
He was a big key to the crazy start, a big key to the end of last year, a big key in not beating the Mets (although lots of help from a tired inexperienced team there), so although the team as a whole can get through a series with a good Jake it will be tough with a bad Jake. I don't think it's realistic to have the insanely great Jake again, but maybe it is. Seeing today's box score it appears maybe it is - but I haven't been able to tune in yet.
IMO Jake is really the key to winning the World Series, but maybe I'm putting too much emphasis on one player.
The reports that they offered EITHER Jimenez or Torres for Chapman are a little disconcerting. I hope 1) Those reports are wrong, and 2) if they are not wrong, that they will hold on to him, as the team could use the outfield depth. I have only seen him in the futures game, but he looks like a keeper.
Very nice. I saw him in Lansing in May. I'm still stunned that he hit a 400-foot foul ball onto Larch Street ... which is going the other way for a right-handed batter. It was perhaps the most amazing swing I've ever seen a minor league player take. I should also mention that it was about 40 degrees out at the time. Not that it's evidence of anything per se, but I feel his plate approach is way more advanced than Soler was at this stage in his development and that the comparisons aren't really fair to Jimenez. 50/50 chance I'll go to Midland tonight for the low-A debut of Oscar de la Cruz.
Eloy Jimenez grand slam tonight. Hoping Soler power returns and gets hot but future looks bright in the outfield regardless.
Finished the night 4-5, with two doubles - 32(!) on the season - along with the grand slam. Sick
Meanwhile, out West:
SF is 2-11 since the break, lead over LA is down to one game, and they are running out Cain and Peavy this weekend against the Nats. Challenging times by the Bay.
Thanks for the updates Phil. Too bad about Frazier.
The Cubs have released RHRP Scott Frazier (2013 7th round dfraft pick - Pepperdine).
A Cubs pitching coach told me in Spring Training 2014 that he thought Frazier had the best pure stuff in the organization. Absolutely electric fastball & breaking ball combo. Other pitchers would gather behind the screen just to watch him throw "live" BP. That's how amazing he was.
Got a chance to see Diamondbacks RHSP Zack Greinke (15-day DL - strained oblique) throw a rehab start at Sloan Park Friday night. Four of the first seven AZL Cubs hitters singled and the Cubs did score an unearned run in the bottom of the 1st inning, but then Greinke got serious and struck out five in a row.
ZACK GREINKE: 3.0 IP, 4 H, 1 R (0 ER), 0 BB, 5 K, 4/0 GO/AO, 49 pitches (34 strikes)
Have fun - It may be good for Arrieta to be facing a team that doesn't know him as well as the NL teams. A nice shutout would do wonders for his confidence. He is confident in public but baseball is hard and he could use a boost, I'm sure.
Me too. I'll be at the game tomorrow and would love to see Good Arrieta.
Last few games have been the April version of the Cubs that disappeared completely the past two months.
Hope they can sustain it.
Don't sell yourself short, Judge.
I love this team.
Looks like Mother Nature is trying to call this fight.
Hey! I remember this team!
The key for Heyward's offense: get early leads. Heard a stat on Mike & Mike on the way to work that his avg/power much better this year when the Cubs have the lead. And true to form he gets the two run dinger with Cubs winning 3-0 ...