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Postby Dude86 » Thu Feb 19, 2004 12:22 am

Who has had the sadder career Todd Hundley or Ken griffey Jr.? Feel free to add any players who have had sad careers
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Postby DieHardCubbie » Thu Feb 19, 2004 12:28 am

Out of those two...Hundley definately had the sadder career....he never really lived up to the potential he had...Griffey is (arguably) a HOFer canadite.... :-)
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Postby kentx12 » Thu Feb 19, 2004 12:30 am

I would say Griffey. It is a sad thing to remember what he was in Seattle. He should be close to Arons record now and a sure thing for the Hall Of Fame and now it isn't sure he will make it thru spring training healthy.
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Postby reelbiggecko » Thu Feb 19, 2004 12:33 am

Try Todd Van Poppel...
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Postby Subversive » Thu Feb 19, 2004 12:34 am

That's not even close. Griffey could retire today and would still get consideration for the Hall of Fame. Hundley had, what, 3 good seasons?

If we wanna talk about sad careers, how about we start with one Mr. Ankiel.
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Postby Brendo » Thu Feb 19, 2004 12:39 am

bustin' out an old old old old school one here

pete reiser


played for Brooklyn in the 1950's

had some of the best skills anyone had ever seen, but kept running into walls

when he got off the bus in Florida one spring, a reporter was asking everyone where they thought they'd finish that year. Most said, "in first" or "with a ring"

Reiser, "In the hospital"

I've only read about him, but he seems to have taught my boy nails everything he knew :~(
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Postby Nomar4prez » Thu Feb 19, 2004 12:40 am

Darrell Strawberry
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Postby Absolutely Adequate » Thu Feb 19, 2004 1:03 am

I was also going to suggest the Straw - with another name being Bobby Valentine.

Ouch.
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Postby Joe Mauer » Thu Feb 19, 2004 1:04 am

I know of Griffey.....but Hundly who? That's my answer

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Postby Bukoski77 » Thu Feb 19, 2004 1:12 am

reelbiggecko wrote:Try Todd Van Poppel...



Forget that guy. I was an Oakland (and still am) fan through those A's rebuilding days and Van Poppel brought everything on himself. He had good stuff but refused to revoke his "no minor league time" clause in the contract that A's management should have never agreed to. Who knows what could have happened if he had just accepted some much needed minor league seasoning?
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