Re: Ode to the bad player
Originally Posted by M2
Good points. Balboni was awful, a true shut your eyes and swing hard player if ever there was one.
Another guy who wasn't worth the power he brought to the table was Jim Presley. In fact, I suspect we could blow this thread well past 10,000 posts if we concentrated on members of the 70s and 80s Mariners teams.
Presley was passable for a couple of seasons. According to Fangraphs, he had a 3.3 war and 2.9 WAS his first two seasons. But then the wheels fell off. He was also the reason the Mariners waited so long to bring up their promising young third baseman....Edgar Martinez.
...the 2-2 to Woodsen and here it comes...and it is swung on and missed! And Tom Browning has pitched a perfect game! Twenty-seven outs in a row, and he is being mobbed by his teammates, just to the thirdbase side of the mound.