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Position-by-Position Look at the Worst

Postby bigh0rt » Tue Feb 05, 2008 8:25 am

A who's who of the San Francisco Giant infield...
SS — Omar Vizquel, Giants

Seriously, props to the Giants, without whom this column might not have been possible. Anyhow, Vizquel has a credible Hall of Fame case, but at this stage he has no business being a regular at the highest level. Defensively, he still makes the routine plays and the occasional highlight grab, but his range is now well below average. His offense is even worse than that. Vizquel will be 41 years old not long after Opening Day, so it’s probably time to consider making graceful exit. On a broader level, it’s challenging to impart just how bad the San Francisco offense is going to be in 2008.

CF — Mark Kotsay, Braves


Kotsay is injury prone, merely average defensively at this point, and last season, when healthy, wasn’t able to hit a lick. Certainly he won’t put up stats as grim as he did in 2007, when he flailed about to the tune of .214 AVG/.279 OBP/.296 SLG. However, you can improve upon those deliriously bad numbers and still not rise to the level of acceptability. The sooner top prospect Jordan Schafer is ready to take over in center, the better off the Braves will be. Of course, Schafer hasn’t played a game above the Triple-A level, so they’re likely stuck with Kotsay for the time being.

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Some of the user comments following the story made me chuckle... :-D
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Postby Pogotheostrich » Tue Feb 05, 2008 9:43 am

Maybe Perry isn't aware of the existence of Richie Sexson?
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Postby AussieDodger » Tue Feb 05, 2008 10:31 am

Actually Aurilia is worse for your team if he plays 1B.
Put Nomar into 3B and THAT is the worst team.
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Re: Position-by-Position Look at the Worst

Postby Pogotheostrich » Tue Feb 05, 2008 11:26 am

AussieDodger wrote:Actually Aurilia is worse for your team if he plays 1B.
Put Nomar into 3B and THAT is the worst team.

Nick Punto disagrees. ;-)
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Postby High Heater » Tue Feb 05, 2008 11:29 am

Pogotheostrich wrote:Maybe Perry isn't aware of the existence of Richie Sexson?


i thought for sure..... was disapointed he wasnt there
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Re: Position-by-Position Look at the Worst

Postby Art Vandelay » Tue Feb 05, 2008 11:46 am

How dare he talk about Omar that way.
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Re: Position-by-Position Look at the Worst

Postby stumpak » Tue Feb 05, 2008 1:24 pm

Where is Juan Pierre?

Also, Jose Guzman will be back this year, a clear darkhorse candidate for Worst OPS of 2008.
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Re: Position-by-Position Look at the Worst

Postby Snakes Gould » Tue Feb 05, 2008 1:27 pm

does anyone find it shocking that teahen is listed as the worst RF. this was a reasonably high prospect, and a solid player. there has to be a worse option, maybe juan encarnacion?
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Re: Position-by-Position Look at the Worst

Postby Pogotheostrich » Tue Feb 05, 2008 1:37 pm

Snakes Gould wrote:does anyone find it shocking that teahen is listed as the worst RF. this was a reasonably high prospect, and a solid player. there has to be a worse option, maybe juan encarnacion?
Encarnacion had less than 300 AB last year and isn't going to play again.

I'd have to vote for the Franklin Gutierrez/Trot Nixon platoon in Cleveland.
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Re: Position-by-Position Look at the Worst

Postby CadensDad » Tue Feb 05, 2008 1:49 pm

What's sad is the Braves TRADED to get the worst Centerfielder, it's not like we already had him and his production fell off. We gave up a solid prospect to get him.
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