Anybody else remember those four starts Joe Mays made for us in 2006? He had the worst stuff of any starting pitcher I can remember with the Reds and that's saying something...
"On-base percentage is great if you can score runs and do something with that on-base percentage," Baker said. "Clogging up the bases isn't that great to me."
Looks like Bill Bergen, who played for our very own Cincinnati Reds for three years before signing on with the "Superbas." Given his performance, perhaps the name "Superbad" would have been more appropriate.
haha love the names here. I didn't think this thread would take off like this. Keep the names coming!
One name I would like to throw in there is Tony LaRussa. Sure, he's arguably the best, if not the most Machiavellian managers of all time. That said he was a horrible, horrible major league player. He had a lifetime .199 BA and a lifetime OPS+ of 53. The advanced stats shows he's a minus fielder and was a career -.3 WAR.
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I'll add Cesar Crespo to the list, okay, only -1.3 fWAR, but he managed that in only 132 MLB games with less than 300 PAs/1000 innings over 3 seasons. Just your classic no-hit no glove utility player with stone hands and poor baserunning instincts.
"Reality tells us there are no guarantees. Except that some day Jon Lester will be on that list of 100-game winners." - Peter Gammons
Rick White: he was so effective that between the years 2000 - 2007, he pitched for 12 teams. I often turned the TV off when he'd enter the game as a Red.
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Chapman can be downright pornographic at times.
Ray Oyler, SS for the legendary Seattle Pilots, with his career .508 OPS and OPS+ of 48. (Maybe he could really pick it though?)
"I can make all the stadiums rock."
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.
I'm witchcrafting everybody.
I'm witchcrafting everybody.
How putrid was hitting in 1968?
Here's over 1200 AB's for the chapmpions
Code:AVERAGE AVG OBA SLG OPS RC/G AB 1 Ray Oyler .135 .213 .186 .399 1.05 215 2 Dick Tracewski .156 .239 .236 .475 1.87 212 3 Jim Price .174 .253 .273 .526 1.88 132 4 Don Wert .200 .258 .299 .556 2.31 536 5 Tommy Matchick .203 .248 .286 .534 2.14 227