Turn Off Ads?
Page 1 of 4 1234 LastLast
Results 1 to 15 of 53

Thread: Underrated or Forgotten Pitchers

Hybrid View

  1. #1
    Potential Lunch Winner Dom Heffner's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2001
    Location
    Tampa, FL
    Posts
    6,120

    Underrated or Forgotten Pitchers

    The other thread got me thinking about pitchers:

    Rick Reuschel.

    Good lord- Top 100 WAR player all time. #65th ranked pitcher, all-time.

    Played for awful Cubs and Pirates teams.

    Remember 1987 when the ball couldn't stay in the yard, except off of Resuchel, and everyone was trying to get this 38 year old junker? The Giants finally landed him and he had a pretty good run with them.

    Loved that guy. Big Daddy.

    Gotta be some more-help me out.

  2. Likes:

    Revering4Blue (08-08-2013), smixsell (08-08-2013), The Operator (08-09-2013)

  3. #2
    breath westofyou's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2000
    Location
    PDX
    Posts
    43,171

    Re: Underrated or Forgotten Pitchers

    Bill Swift 1990-1995 100 GS 55-28 2.86 ERA ERA + = 140

  4. Likes:

    Revering4Blue (08-08-2013)

  5. #3
    Beer is good!! George Anderson's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Location
    Indianapolis
    Posts
    4,764

    Re: Underrated or Forgotten Pitchers

    Frank Tanana

    Dennis Martinez

    Both won in excess of 240 games but basically got little notoriety playing for the Angels and Expos respectively.
    "Boys, I'm one of those umpires that misses 'em every once in a while so if it's close, you'd better hit it." Cal Hubbard

  6. Likes:

    RedEye (08-08-2013), Revering4Blue (08-08-2013)

  7. #4
    Member Ironman92's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Posts
    4,569

    Re: Underrated or Forgotten Pitchers

    John Tudor

    Jeff Montgomery

    Sid Fernandez

  8. #5
    Hygiene Beyond Reproach ThatPitchIsDunn's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    Nutmeg Central
    Posts
    375

    Re: Underrated or Forgotten Pitchers

    Jason Schmidt

    Andy Benes

    Frank Viola
    No one expects the butterfly

  9. #6
    Member wlf WV's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    huntington,wv
    Posts
    607

    Re: Underrated or Forgotten Pitchers

    Bronson Arroyo
    May the Lord bless

  10. Likes:

    OnBaseMachine (08-08-2013), PedroBourbon (08-08-2013), Tom Servo (08-08-2013)

  11. #7
    Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2013
    Posts
    116

    Re: Underrated or Forgotten Pitchers

    Blue Moon Odom.

  12. #8
    Member smixsell's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Location
    San Jose
    Posts
    1,178

    Re: Underrated or Forgotten Pitchers

    Tommy John 1972-1980.

    (Wish we could unearth a modern replica of this ground ball and double play machine for the next 8 years at GABP)

  13. #9
    breath westofyou's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2000
    Location
    PDX
    Posts
    43,171

    Re: Underrated or Forgotten Pitchers

    Quote Originally Posted by smixsell View Post
    Tommy John 1972-1980.

    (Wish we could unearth a modern replica of this ground ball and double play machine for the next 8 years at GABP)
    Traded for Dick Allen

  14. #10
    On the brink wolfboy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2002
    Location
    is everything
    Posts
    2,687

    Re: Underrated or Forgotten Pitchers

    David Cone

    Kevin Appier
    How do we know he's not Mel Torme?

  15. #11
    All Fired Up Revering4Blue's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2003
    Location
    NE Indiana
    Posts
    1,515

    Re: Underrated or Forgotten Pitchers

    Quote Originally Posted by westofyou View Post
    Traded for Dick Allen
    And in 1978, John was the first premier free agent that the Reds actively pursued. Alas, he spurned the Reds offer and signed with the Yankees.
    "I have just been more than a little suspect of all the trades since the Willy (Scott Williamson) cash grab. That one left such a bad taste in my mouth that even a 1985 Dom Pérignon couldn't cleanse it." -- Creek14

  16. Likes:

    westofyou (08-08-2013)

  17. #12
    Member Tom Servo's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Posts
    7,697

    Re: Underrated or Forgotten Pitchers

    Brandon Webb. Such a shame injuries ended his career by age 30.

    Ben Sheets was a guy who I always really liked even though he played for a division rival. 2004 when he threw 237 innings with a 2.70 ERA in 34 starts showed what he was capable of, but sadly he could never stay healthy.

    Matt Morris was awfully effective during the height of the steriod era from 1997-2003. After that...well...he ate some innings.

    Billy Pierce has a great career line and doesn't seem to get much recognition for it.
    "Since I've been with the Reds in 1989, we've never had a farm system this loaded," Bowden said. "If we were the New York Yankees and had unlimited dollars, we could have traded for Colon, (Jeff) Weaver, Rolen, (Cliff) Floyd, (Kenny) Rogers and Finley and gotten them all -- and still held onto our top five prospects. That's an amazing statement."

  18. #13
    Vavasor TRF's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2000
    Location
    Amarillo, TX
    Posts
    13,774

    Re: Underrated or Forgotten Pitchers

    Pete Harnisch
    Suck it up cupcake.

  19. Likes:

    The Operator (08-09-2013)

  20. #14
    Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Posts
    4,586

    Re: Underrated or Forgotten Pitchers

    Bob Friend
    Brooks Lawrence
    Don Newcombe

  21. #15
    Member
    Join Date
    May 2000
    Location
    The Bush Leagues
    Posts
    9,302

    Re: Underrated or Forgotten Pitchers

    Steve Rogers. Even his name was boring.
    The widow is gathering nettles for her children's dinner; a perfumed seigneur, delicately lounging in the Oeil de Boeuf, hath an alchemy whereby he will extract the third nettle and call it rent. ~ Carlyle

  22. Likes:

    Always Red (08-09-2013), BoxingRed (08-08-2013)


Turn Off Ads?

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

Board Moderators may, at their discretion and judgment, delete and/or edit any messages that violate any of the following guidelines: 1. Explicit references to alleged illegal or unlawful acts. 2. Graphic sexual descriptions. 3. Racial or ethnic slurs. 4. Use of edgy language (including masked profanity). 5. Direct personal attacks, flames, fights, trolling, baiting, name-calling, general nuisance, excessive player criticism or anything along those lines. 6. Posting spam. 7. Each person may have only one user account. It is fine to be critical here - that's what this board is for. But let's not beat a subject or a player to death, please.

Thank you, and most importantly, enjoy yourselves!


RedsZone.com is a privately owned website and is not affiliated with the Cincinnati Reds or Major League Baseball


Contact us: Boss | GIK | BCubb2003 | dabvu2498 | Gallen5862 | LexRedsFan | Plus Plus | RedlegJake | redsfan1995 | The Operator | Tommyjohn25