Open (and slightly lame) Topic: Who's The Franchise?
No, this is not an article about Mark Prior.
Since we're still waiting under a thick blanket of snow for Spring Training to start, I thought I'd open a topic for some lively discussion and debate: which Cub is the franchise player?
Is it Carlos Zambrano, an under-30 pitcher with a fat contract and ace-like aspirations?
Could it be Derrek Lee, the most productive Cubs first baseman since Hall of Famer Ernie Banks?
Maybe you think it's Aramis Ramirez, the cock-fighting Dominican Republican, who broke the 30-year Curse of Santo?
Or is it Ryan Theriot, the scrappy, white shortstop who boldly leads off and puts up numbers that makes only his momma proud?
The topic is yours.