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Flying Under the Radar: Why Ryan Theriot Is So Important to the Cubs

Published by on May 2, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - MLB

When people think of the Chicago Cubs' possible team MVPs, many names come to mind: Derrek Lee, Alfonso Soriano, Aramis Ramirez, and even Geovany Soto are all valid candidates for the most valuable Cub.

Amongst these superstar names, it is rare that the name Ryan Theriot is brought up. The quiet leader and role player may not have the star power that these others have, but when it comes down to it, The Riot may be more valuable to the Cubs than anyone.

While Theriot doesn't hit home runs or drive in 100 RBI per year, he has something else going for him that few other Cubs can claim.

Consistency.

Consistent offensive production has been a major team goal (and weakness) for the Cubs, and no...

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