2008 Cubs Recap: Ronny Cedeno
He's the Stupidest Man in the World.
If a monument was built in honor of his stupidity, Mount Rushmore would shut down. He once received a wrong number but wouldn't admit it, to himself or the guy on the other line. The Stupidest Man in the World on rollerblading: "Huh?".
He doesn't always steal second on a walk. But when he does...he overslides.
Stay stupid, my friends.
Get it? Ronny Cedeno's dumb. Really, really dumb. Ronny Cedeno's so dumb, he got hit by a parked car. He's so dumb, when he fell out of a window, he went up. For a few months in early 2008, however, we were willing to forgive the stupid.
For the month of April, Ronny Cedeno hit .378 and, most remarkably, posted a .451 OBP. He also was Johnny on the Clutch, racking up 16 RBIs, including a grand slam. He was doing so well that, despite Theriot's equally hot start, people we clamoring for more time for Ronny (although a large part of that was due to his superior defense).
And then reality hit. In May, Cedeno's average dropped to .225, although he retained some of his newfound patience. In June, his patience vanished as well. It seems that Lou's patience also vanished, as Cedeno's at bats rapidly dropped and Ronny found himself on the pine. Ronny was back to just being dumb ol' loveable Ronny. All talent, minimal returns.
Cedeno's out of options, so either he'll once again grace the Cubs' bench, or he'll be moving on in a trade. Personally, I don't care either way. He's a decent bench player and doesn't cost anything, so there's really no downside to keeping him. But if he was part of a Peavy deal, well...I'd find a way to move on.
Ronny Cedeno. Cubs' bench player and...
The Stupidest Man in the World