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Gaylord Perry the Platypus (oi!)
Player dWAR PA OPS+ Rbaser PosGil McDougald 14.0 5398 111 8.3 456/HIan Kinsler 9.2 5196 111 34.8 *4/DH5Eddie Stanky 8.5 5436 109 3.3 *4/H65Robby Thompson 7.5 5235 105 13.7 *4/H6Kid Elberfeld 7.1 5273 105 -6.9 *65/4Johnny Pesky 6.6 5515 107 8.3 654HCecil Travis 5.1 5416 108 -4.7 *65/H974Davey Johnson 4.3 5465 110 -10.8 *43/H65Carlos Guillen 0.4 5277 111 2.3 *65/4D37HDan Uggla -4.1 5356 108 4.2 *4/HD
I've mentioned before that I don't begrudge the Braves going into the season with Uggla at second. You were basically praying for a dead cat season where he drew enough walks and smacked enough homers to hit something like, say, .220/.340/.430.
If loony financial structuring is forcing roster decisions things have really gotten out of hand.
06/08/08 [...] The Mets reserve catcher was removed from the starting lineup shortly after noon, shortly after he arrived at PETCO Park for the 4:05 p.m. ET game against the Padres. His late arrival was neither excused nor unnoticed.
Caught in the West Coast-East Coast time tunnel, Castro thought game time was 4:05 p.m. -- which it was on the East Coast, but 1:05 p.m. PT. The three-hour time difference got him, and his infraction embarrassed him.
"I was in the shower when [a hotel employee, contacted by the Mets] knocked on the door," he said. "It was 11:45. I was going to get here at 1."
Hilariously, Castro claimed he thought the game started at 4:05 p.m. local time because it said “4:05" on the Met-produced pocket schedule he carries with him.
he had the lasik surgery in the middle of last season right? Hmm. Did that every help him?
He's not worth a shot even at minimum wage, but I'm sure some team will give him a chance.
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