Re: Ode to the bad player
All outstandingly bad players should be inducted into something called the Hall of Castro. He was ineffectual at the plate and his only good defensive position was 2B. Darrell Chaney was a pretty terrible player. Bill Selby had little to no business on a major league roster.
I'm reluctant to throw in players like Duane Walker and Luis Quinones because they both turned out to be one-hit wonders, managing to have a season each where they were fairly effective coming off the bench. I know it's just a case of blind squirrels finding a nut, but it's still something worthwhile in a short duration career.
Wade Rowdon, much as I wanted him to succeed, was a rolling disaster. Though he never played for the Reds - Buddy Biancalana, woof.
And Todd Benzinger really is just about the worst 1B/OF who ever managed 1,000+ PAs. It's a testament to how good that 1990 Reds were that they won with him chewing up 408 PAs.
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