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    Ode to the bad player

    Fans everywhere often talk about great players however we rarely talk about the players that leave you scratching your head. I would like to know, who is the worst player you have ever seen? I'm not talking about a frustrating player that has loads of talent but isn't living up to it. I'm talking about the players that you wonder why they're up at the major league level to begin with. The kind of player where not only you laugh at how bad they are but you kind of feel sorry for him.
    “Our next home stand follows this road trip.”

    “I just want to tell everyone Happy Easter and Happy Hanukkah.” says on the day before Easter

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    Brandon Larson
    "It's better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak and remove all doubt."

    I'm not a man of many words. Read my posts, and you'll see what I mean.

    Some people are Optimists (They see the glass 1/2 full).
    Others are Pessimists (They see the glass 1/2 empty).
    Me, I'm a Realist. 1/2 empty IS 1/2 full.

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    For me, it's Tyler Greene. Butters, as I nicknamed him, couldn't do anything right. It became almost laughable seeing him field and looked overmatched at the plate. Routine pop ups were an adventure. I have no idea what the Cardinals were thinking bringing him up.
    “Our next home stand follows this road trip.”

    “I just want to tell everyone Happy Easter and Happy Hanukkah.” says on the day before Easter

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    Wasn't the worst, but I always wondered what baseball front offices saw in Todd Benzinger.
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    Re: Ode to the bad player

    Quote Originally Posted by Rojo View Post
    Wasn't the worst, but I always wondered what baseball front offices saw in Todd Benzinger.
    scrappyness?
    “Our next home stand follows this road trip.”

    “I just want to tell everyone Happy Easter and Happy Hanukkah.” says on the day before Easter

    Mike Shannon

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    Luis Quionones
    "But I do know Joey's sister indirectly (or foster sister) and I have heard stories of Joey being into shopping, designer wear, fancy coffees, and pedicures."

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    Re: Ode to the bad player

    Quote Originally Posted by Raisor View Post
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    That guy was in the running too... horrible player

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    Quote Originally Posted by westofyou View Post
    That guy was in the running too... horrible player
    He was on my very first 4x4 roto team. We came in last..
    "But I do know Joey's sister indirectly (or foster sister) and I have heard stories of Joey being into shopping, designer wear, fancy coffees, and pedicures."

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    Paul Householder.

    Somehow he got 450 or so PA's in 1982. Threw up a .500ish OPS if I'm not mistaken.

    He was horrendous.
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    Re: Ode to the bad player

    Quote Originally Posted by wheels View Post
    Paul Householder.

    Somehow he got 450 or so PA's in 1982. Threw up a .500ish OPS if I'm not mistaken.

    He was horrendous.
    haha one year he put up an OPS+ of 3. Wow that's bad.
    “Our next home stand follows this road trip.”

    “I just want to tell everyone Happy Easter and Happy Hanukkah.” says on the day before Easter

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    Come to think of it, Brad Komminsk couldn't hold a candle to Benzinger.
    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

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    Re: Ode to the bad player

    No love for Juan Castro?
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    Re: Ode to the bad player

    Scotti Madison
    Alex Trevino
    Rick Auerbach
    Dave Van Gorder
    Junior Kennedy
    Wade Rowden
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    Re: Ode to the bad player

    Eddy Rodriguez of the Padres (formerly a Reds farmhand)
    Keith Kessinger seemed like he had no business playing in MLB (although his sip of coffee turned out fairly well)
    Even more so than Kessinger was Brian Koelling, who was called up because JimBo liked to please fans by putting local products on the field. Speaking of which, why else do you think we saw Pete Rose, Jr., Stephen Larkin, Mike Bell, Tim Belk, et al?
    I could probably think of a ton of LOOGYs (Dan Serafini comes to mind).
    I'm tempted to include post-surgery guys like Seth Etherton, Jeff Austin, Phil Dumatrait, and others.
    There are some washed-up players who deserve mention e.g. Juan Castro and Paul Wilson.
    Chris Booker always looked to me like he had never been on a baseball field before.


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