Chicago Cubs: Villains who would join the Cubs

Jim Edmonds - Chicago Cubs (Photo by Ron Vesely/MLB Photos via Getty Images)
Jim Edmonds - Chicago Cubs (Photo by Ron Vesely/MLB Photos via Getty Images) /
2 of 6
Chicago Cubs
Jeff Blauser – Chicago Cubs (Mandatory Credit: David Seelig /Allsport) /

Chicago Cubs: This guy tortured Cubs fans as a Brave and as a Cub.

One of the biggest Cub-killers of the 1990s? Jeff Blauser.

Blauser was overall an outstanding player with the Atlanta Braves, hitting .268/.355/.415 in 1,184 games with two All-Star nods and a Silver Slugger award in 1997. When he faced the Cubs, he was more than an excellent player; he was freaking Babe Ruth.

In 78 games against the Cubs, he slashed .351/.413/.611 with 15 homers (most against any other team he faced) and an OPS of 1.023. He once had a three-homer game against them at Wrigley Field.

Cubs fans let out a sigh of relief when he came to Chicago via free agency in December 1997. The killer was joining the good side! However, cheers turned to groans when Blauser ended up being massively disappointing as a Cub. He hit .226/.343/.342 with 13 homers in 223 games. He could walk, but the hits and solid pop he had as a Brave did not translate. He hit fewer homers in two seasons as a Cub than he hit against them in 78 career games.

Nothing personal against old Jeff Blauser, a seemingly level-headed guy, but he is certainly not going to be singing the stretch at Wrigley at any point.