Posted on April 23, 2008 by jrdo410
Here’s to you, Mr. Short, Scrappy, White Middle-Infielder/Utilityman. You have more guts and grit than men twice your size. Being physically gifted is no match for your scrappiness.
Although you probably won’t hit 10 HR in the Post-Steroid era, you always take the extra base. Nobody sprints harder down the line on weak, routine groundballs to SS.
You are that average white guy that other average whiteguys want to be. So Here’s to you Mr. Short, Scrappy, White Middle-Infielder/Utilityman. Continue reading
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Posted on April 3, 2008 by Mike
Today, we salute you, Mr. Fragile Outfielder that Gets Paid like a Star. Here’s to you, Moises Alou, Cliff Floyd, Dave Roberts, JD Drew and Jim Edmonds. Somehow, you can’t find a way to stay healthy, but for those 50 games a year when you are – WOW, you show glimpses of stardom. So what if that isn’t enough to earn you an all-star appearance because you rarely play more than 10 games before voting is completed. So what if your season is hampered by nagging injuries that make you limp around like a you’re 25 years older than you are and got shot in the knee in Vietnam. So what if your season stats are simply below average when your per healthy game played averages look like A-Rod or Ryan Braun.
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Posted on March 31, 2008 by jrdo410
Here’s to Mr. Slap Hitter, .296 OBP, 35 Stolen Base guy.
Although your pathetic hitting stats are a big drag on your teams overall production, your fantasy value is priceless.
So what if your OPS is less than .650? You were 35/55 in SB attempts.
So here’s to you Mr. Juan Pierre, Dave Roberts, and Willy Taveras. May your legacy last forever.
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Posted on March 31, 2008 by Mike
Today, we salute you, Mr. Useless Major League Baseball Catcher. If you had a catcher whose career OPS was .751, has only hit more than 13 HRs in any season (averaging 7 HRs per year since 2001) and provides shoddy defense, would you enjoying watching that player on your favorite team? More to the point, what if his defense included increased percentages of successful basestealing attempts (catching less than 30% of attempted basestealers since 2003)? Continue reading
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