Local Writer Regrets Top 102 Prospect List With 37 Cubs Prospects On It After Cubs Fans Slam “Mid-Rotation Starter Floor” Assesment of CJ Edwards

WOODSTOCK IL – In an effort to drive traffic to their newspaper’s web log, local columnist Jonathan Gable produced a Top 102 Prospect List with thirty-seven Cubs prospects on it. After seeing similar lists with a lot of Cubs players on it trending on twitter and getting linked through blogs much more influential than his own newspaper, Gable’s editors demanded a Cubs-heavy prospect list. When asked for an explanation, Editor in Chief Greg Wade responded, “Have you seen how Cubs fans eat up prospect talk right now? Jason Parks tweets about Baez with a picture of Patrick Swayze on it and it gets 900 retweets. It’s all they have left! We simply provided Cubs fans with much needed hope, and they flocked to that spring of hope like old people to casinos and Old Country Buffet.”

In response to a public panning of his list, Gable wrote, “Y’know, it’s strange, I knew the list would receive some heat because of how heavily represented the Cubs farm was, I get that, it was probably a little aggressive. But what really shocked me was the flogging I took for ranking C.J. Edwards at just 24th overall, citing his current inability to pitch deep into games as a serious flaw. Fans got really upset in the comments.”

The comments ran into the thousands. Commenter MarkGraceFan69 wrote, “YOur telling me CJ Edmonds has a floor of just a mid rotation starter. How many mid rotation starters have ERAs below 2? NONE.” RyanTheRIOT commented, “You don’t know what the hell youre talking about Edwards is gonna be a stud pitcher next pedro martinez small body but big stuff big fastball hammer f*****g )gotta censor for the kids) curveball that just gives hitters no chance. And you’re saying this guy with that stupid viking sounding name is a better prospect nu uh no way Edwards is an ACE pitcher.”

Asked if he would produce a similar list next January, Gable responded, “No, man. No. The death threats on Twitter just aren’t worth it.”

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5 Responses to Local Writer Regrets Top 102 Prospect List With 37 Cubs Prospects On It After Cubs Fans Slam “Mid-Rotation Starter Floor” Assesment of CJ Edwards

  1. TWC says:

    Heh. Well done, Tommy.

  2. So this actually happened?

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