Possibly the most interesting statistic over the last decade has been the team leaders in pitching strikeouts (K's) for the season. That is because for every year from 2001-2008 the Cubs have lead the major leagues in that category. This year they find themselves plenty behind the San Francisco Giants and will likely not catch them unless Randy Wells becomes more like Ryan Dempster (ie. strike out more, win less). So what are your thoughts? Is this the end of an era for the Cubbies? And how did the Cubs lead the league in strikeouts in 2001 when they had Jason Bere, Julian Tavarez, and Kevin Tapani in the rotation?
How do you feel about the Cubs losing a title they've held since Don Baylor was around?
Yes, every year I follow this statistic religiously just like I used to with Sammy's home runs even though I don't admit that any more. (20 votes)
No, who cares, the Cubs stunk then and they stink now. (60 votes)
Jason Bere is the greatest pitcher of all time. (27 votes)
Don Baylor, the real question is, how did this streak survive Bruce Kimm? (34 votes)
141 total votes