Ex-Cubs Turned Good List

July 10, 2006


We are going to start compiling a list of ex-Cub players who excelled after they left the Cubs. Feel free to add more to the comments section or in the forum and we’ll add to this list. We’d also like to hear your rankings of who the BEST Player the Cubs gave up on was. We’ll rank them how we see them here.

  • Lou Brock
  • Greg Maddux – Sure he is back now for a couple years, but he had several Cy Young type years after he left the Cubs for Atlanta.
  • Dennis Eckersley
  • Lee Smith
  • Rafael Palmeiro – Hit 25 homeruns in 3 years with the Cubs. Left and continued to hit 544 over the next 17 seasons in another uniform.
  • Joe Carter – Started with the Cubs organization. Hit 396 career homeruns after he left.
  • Bruce Sutter
  • Luis Gonzalez
  • Corey Patterson
  • Gary Matthews Jr.
  • Dontrelle Willis
  • Tom Gordon
  • Mark Grace – Wasn’t necessarily better after he left the Cubs, but he did get that Ring when he left! What else do you want?
  • Nomar Garciaparra
  • John Garland

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