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    Deadspin's "The Worst 100" baseball players of all-time

    Some curious names on this list, not the least of which is former Reds' 1B Todd Benzinger.

    It's dead-spin so certainly they had to make this an interesting list, but can't say I agree with the inclusion of some of these guys:

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    Re: Deadspin's "The Worst 100" baseball players of all-time

    Sorry to see the 'bonehead' Merkle myth repeated so prominently.

    Some weird choices, but the categories do that for you. No mention of Lemongello's head-first slide into a post-game banquet or Razor Shines trip into the stands to fight fans as a minor league manager.

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    Re: Deadspin's "The Worst 100" baseball players of all-time

    Wow! Wily Taveras not only missed the 100 Worst, they don't even consider him the worst Taveras. Amazing!
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    Re: Deadspin's "The Worst 100" baseball players of all-time

    Not really meant to be taken seriously- just a framing device for some of the writer's pet anecdotes- but any such list that doesn't include Casey Wise has no validity.

    Actually, if you had nothing better to do, you could probably assemble a team out of those guys who could contend for a pennant.
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    Re: Deadspin's "The Worst 100" baseball players of all-time

    Quote Originally Posted by tixe View Post
    Sorry to see the 'bonehead' Merkle myth repeated so prominently.
    What actually happened?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Edd Roush View Post
    What actually happened?
    It's just one of my pet peeves--I think Merkle was unfairly, uh, goated (hey, we are talking about the Cubs.) Check out this thread: 100th Merkle Anniversary

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    Quote Originally Posted by tixe View Post
    It's just one of my pet peeves--I think Merkle was unfairly, uh, goated (hey, we are talking about the Cubs.) Check out this thread: 100th Merkle Anniversary
    Thanks for the insight. That has to be tough to be forever linked to that play.

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    Re: Deadspin's "The Worst 100" baseball players of all-time

    Pretty good list- Oyler and Castro are there, but interestingly, not Hal Lanier.

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    Re: Deadspin's "The Worst 100" baseball players of all-time

    Quote Originally Posted by Always Red View Post
    not Hal Lanier.
    I sent the list to Westofyou, who's on vacation, and he caught this omission too.

    I think Alex Trevino should be there. .979 career fielding percentage at catcher for a guy who couldn't hit and couldn't throw out runners by his 3rd or 4th year in the majors (yet he played for 13 seasons. The guy had one error for almost every 4 assists as a catcher (89 errors /398 assists).

    http://www.baseball-reference.com/pl...revial01.shtml

    By comparison, Johnny Bench in 17 seasons 97 errors / 850 assists.
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    Re: Deadspin's "The Worst 100" baseball players of all-time

    Quote Originally Posted by cincinnati chili View Post
    I sent the list to Westofyou, who's on vacation, and he caught this omission too.

    I think Alex Trevino should be there. .979 career fielding percentage at catcher for a guy who couldn't hit and couldn't throw out runners by his 3rd or 4th year in the majors (yet he played for 13 seasons. The guy had one error for almost every 4 assists as a catcher (89 errors /398 assists).

    http://www.baseball-reference.com/pl...revial01.shtml

    By comparison, Johnny Bench in 17 seasons 97 errors / 850 assists.
    You could also put Dal Maxvill on that list, though he did win a Gold Glove in 1968.

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    Re: Deadspin's "The Worst 100" baseball players of all-time

    Quote Originally Posted by Always Red View Post
    You could also put Dal Maxvill on that list, though he did win a Gold Glove in 1968.
    Maxvill is on the list at number 23.

    Lots a players on that list that I had nearly forgotten about. Almost makes me wish I hadn't of clicked on the link.

    The Reds had a 3rd baseman a few years back that should have been on that list. I think his name was Larson? I'm trying forget his name so I can't recall for sure.

    Some other former Reds that could make that list:
    Junior Kennedy
    Paul Householder
    Rick Auerbach
    John Vukovich
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    Re: Deadspin's "The Worst 100" baseball players of all-time

    Quote Originally Posted by cumberlandreds View Post
    Maxvill is on the list at number 23.

    Lots a players on that list that I had nearly forgotten about. Almost makes me wish I hadn't of clicked on the link.

    The Reds had a 3rd baseman a few years back that should have been on that list. I think his name was Larson? I'm trying forget his name so I can't recall for sure.

    Some other former Reds that could make that list:
    Junior Kennedy
    Paul Householder
    Rick Auerbach
    John Vukovich
    Most any catcher in the years of 1982 to 1989. A few of the names are Bilardello,Van Gorder,Gulden etc....
    Darrell Chaney, Woody Woodward, Bill Plummer.

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    Re: Deadspin's "The Worst 100" baseball players of all-time

    Quote Originally Posted by cumberlandreds View Post
    Maxvill is on the list at number 23.

    Lots a players on that list that I had nearly forgotten about. Almost makes me wish I hadn't of clicked on the link.

    The Reds had a 3rd baseman a few years back that should have been on that list. I think his name was Larson? I'm trying forget his name so I can't recall for sure.
    You're thinking of Brandon Larson, the ultimate can-hit-in-the-minors-but-not-the-majors guy.

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    Re: Deadspin's "The Worst 100" baseball players of all-time

    Quote Originally Posted by cumberlandreds View Post
    Some other former Reds that could make that list:
    Junior Kennedy
    Paul Householder
    Rick Auerbach
    John Vukovich
    Most any catcher in the years of 1982 to 1989. A few of the names are Bilardello,Van Gorder,Gulden etc....
    Hector Cruz (Jose's brother) comes to mind, though he only played parts of two seasons with the Reds. Career OPS of .654, fielding percentage of .975, 7 career SBs in 15 attempts, yet he managed to stick around for 1806 plate appearances.
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    Re: Deadspin's "The Worst 100" baseball players of all-time

    Quote Originally Posted by cumberlandreds View Post
    Maxvill is on the list at number 23.

    Lots a players on that list that I had nearly forgotten about. Almost makes me wish I hadn't of clicked on the link.

    The Reds had a 3rd baseman a few years back that should have been on that list. I think his name was Larson? I'm trying forget his name so I can't recall for sure.

    Some other former Reds that could make that list:
    Junior Kennedy
    Paul Householder
    Rick Auerbach
    John Vukovich
    Most any catcher in the years of 1982 to 1989. A few of the names are Bilardello,Van Gorder,Gulden etc....
    I hope you aren't including Bo Diaz on that list.
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