Grading the 2009 Chicago Cubs: Season (Almost) End

September 11, 2009 by  

In the middle of the season, I put together my grades for the Chicago Cubs roster, manager, and general manager. At that point in the year, Milton Bradley hadn't done anything, Aramis Ramirez was hurt and Derrek Lee was warming up. The pitching staff was rotating injures. At that point, the Cubs still stood a chance of seeing post season baseball. Now we're in the middle of September. Bradley woke up, Ramirez got healthy, and the team fell apart at the seams. Now, October is reserved for Blackhawks hockey and Bears football on Chicago's North Side. Granted, we've still got three weeks of baseball, but here are my season-ending grades for the Cubs. Why now? Because football starts Sunday, and my misery ends when Jay Cutler begins.

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