Thursday, October 14, 2004

Insane EXcub factors in the NLCS: Julian Tavarez

In 2001 the Cubs Starting Pitching was no where near what it is today. Julian Tavarez actually started 28 Games for the Cubs in '01. Along the way we all concluded that Julian was crazy. On the last day of the 2001 season Tavarez tosses 7-1/3rd innings of no-hit ball versus the Pirates. That day he struck out a career high 9. The Cubs dealt Tavarez along with minor leaguers Jose Cueto, Dontrelle Willis and Ryan Jorgenson to the Marlins for Matty Clement and Antonio Alfonseca.

Tavarez has had a really good year in the Redbird pen. He was 7-4 with a 2.38 ERA in 77 Games. The rest of his stats: 4 SV, 64.1 IP, 57 H, 21 R, 17 ER, 1 HR, 19 BB, 48 SO. This was Tavarez' best season since 1995 when he was with the Tribe.


gaius marius said...

"Along the way we all concluded that Julian was crazy" -- of course, that was before we had seen carlos zambrano.

CCD said...

Informal Poll:

Who is nuttier?

a. Zambrano
b. Tavarez
c. The American Public