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The 10 Worst Seasons in the Last 30 Years

Postby bigh0rt » Fri Feb 01, 2008 11:03 am

Rey Ordonez the only player to make the list, as well as an Honorable Mention...
3. Brooks Robinson-1975: 3B: .201/.267/.274, 6 HR, OPS(plus) 58, VORP -20.7, 6 Win Shares.

Robinson was still a good player in 1974, but boy did he drop off quickly in 1975. Earl Weaver must have been in a difficult position, and certainly felt pressure to play Brooks because of his stature. But there is no way Robinson should have gotten 502 plate appearances while the Orioles were in a playoff hunt. Unfortunately, Robinson hung on for two more terrible years as a part-time player before finally retiring in 1977.

5. Rey Ordonez-1998: SS: .246/.278/.299, 1 HR, OPS(plus) 53, VORP -14.5, 9 Win Shares.

Ordonez is probably the most over-rated and over-hyped player of my lifetime. Great defense no doubt, but having Rey batting 8th was like having two pitchers batting back to back. The Mets finished two games behind the Cubs for the Wild Card in 1998. If you go by VORP, the Mets could have employed a shortstop just barely better than a Triple A player and tied the Cubs.

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Re: The 10 Worst Seasons in the Last 30 Years

Postby HOOTIE » Fri Feb 01, 2008 6:18 pm

I don't know about seasons, but career wise, i say Rey Ordonez, who played 973 games. I can't think of a worse player who got that many games.
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Re: The 10 Worst Seasons in the Last 30 Years

Postby jlm53089 » Fri Feb 01, 2008 6:53 pm

Thats one bad list to be on.
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Re: The 10 Worst Seasons in the Last 30 Years

Postby pokerplaya » Fri Feb 01, 2008 10:50 pm

Ordonez made some good plays, but man he could not hit. :-P
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Re: The 10 Worst Seasons in the Last 30 Years

Postby Tavish » Fri Feb 01, 2008 10:57 pm

I thought this was going to be a recap of Ozzie Guillen's career. :-D
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Re: The 10 Worst Seasons in the Last 30 Years

Postby Grounded Polo » Fri Feb 01, 2008 11:48 pm

pokerplaya wrote:Ordonez made some good plays, but man he could not hit. :-P


He really had no business playing in the National League. The 8th hitter in the NL is basically supposed to get a free pass because they'd rather go after the pitcher but with Ordonez, you might as well go right after him because he wasn't much better than the pitcher. An AL lineup could try playing NL ball if they really wanted his glove regardless of how useless his bat was but it was awful to watch him "hit." :-o
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Re: The 10 Worst Seasons in the Last 30 Years

Postby BrewCrew28 » Sat Feb 02, 2008 12:51 am

He is 'Rey' in the field, but Mr.Ordinairez at Bat.
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Re: The 10 Worst Seasons in the Last 30 Years

Postby wkelly91 » Sat Feb 02, 2008 9:32 pm

How about Rob Deer in 1991 DET 448-AB 25-HR 175-K .179-BA 8-o
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Re: The 10 Worst Seasons in the Last 30 Years

Postby IllinoisBandit » Sat Feb 02, 2008 10:31 pm

jlm53089 wrote:Thats one bad list to be on.


Actually, being on that list apparently gives you a pretty good shot at getting in the HOF considering that 2/10 are in (I count Rose) and Simmons is pretty close.
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Re: The 10 Worst Seasons in the Last 30 Years

Postby number9 » Sun Feb 03, 2008 11:04 am

That would be one category of players on the list :-B
Category A: (Rose, Robinson, Simmons, Blair, and Tolan). The once great player has a sharp and sudden drop in productivity and the manager is reluctant to bench the player because of his stature.
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