The Worst Players Ever
The guys over at ESPN’s Page 2 made a list of the “Unfranchise Players,” guys that the organization would be better without. They made the evaluation based on a particular season. They came up with Bill Virdon (1962), Marvell Wayne (1985) and Kevin Young (1993). Three very mediocre selections. Here are some better choices:
- Raul Mondesi (2004) – 99 AB, 28 H, 2 HR. In addition to his bad numbers he quit the team a month in to the season.
- Derek Bell (2001) – 5HR, 13 RBI, .173 AVG in 46 games. Why only 46 games? Because we sent him down to the minors where he quit the team. Leaving with $10M in Pirate loot for the numbers above.
- Ryan Vogelsong – He spent too much time in the minors to find one season. So I’ll give you career statistics: 10-22 with a 5.86 ERA. Keep in mind he was half of what we got for future Cy Young Award Runner-Up Jason Schmidt.
That’s just off the top of my head people. Seriously? Bill Virdon? He had a bad season, but he’ll always be a beloved bucco.