Saturday, December 24, 2011

The 2011 Cubs Naughty & Nice List

It's become a Christmas tradition here on Everything Cubs Blog... the yearly Cubs Naughty & Nice List! Let's find out who's been good and who has not this year!

  • The Golden Era Committee- for finally putting Ron Santo into the Hall of Fame
  • The Santo Family- for handling the honor the right way even though it came too late
  • Starlin Castro- for providing hope for the future for the Chicago Cubs
  • Matt Garza- for stepping up as the ace of the Cubs pitching staff
  • Sean Marshall- for being valuable enough to net the Cubs three solid players
  • Tom Ricketts- for making major changes in the front office
  • Theo Epstein- for starting a major rebuilding phase
  • Brett Jackson- for being the Cubs top prospect
  • Jed Hoyer- for joining forces with Theo in Chicago
  • Jim Hendry- for handling his departure with class
  • Bill Buckner- for returning to the organization as a minor league coach
  • Reed Johnson- for continuing to play the game hard each and every day
  • Jeff Samardzija- for embracing his role as a reliever and putting together a strong year
  • Bryan LaHair- MVP minor league season, joined the Cubs in September
  • Darwin Barney- for winning the second base job and playing well for most of the season
  • James Russell- for the strides he made as a relief pitcher this season


  • The National Baseball Hall of Fame Voters- for keeping Ron Santo out during his lifetime
  • Jim Hendry- for his failure to reach a World Series during his time on the North Side
  • Mike Quade- for the poor decisions that he made in his only season as Cubs skipper
  • Carlos Zambrano- can you get more naughty than Big Z?
  • Casey Coleman- for his ERA, which was over 6
  • Carlos Marmol- for blowing too many saves in 2011
  • Tyler Colvin- for a disappointing final season in Chicago
  • Kosuke- for being overpaid throughout his tenure on the North Side
  • Alfonso Soriano- for being nearly untradeable
  • Geovany Soto- batting average saw a dip, throwing errors increased
  • The minor league system- for not being able to provide quality players when the Cubs needed them this season

Click here for past Naught & Nice Lists: 2010, 2009, 2008

Have a Merry Christmas Cubs fans!

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