Or as Michael the Kay said…“It makes you wonder…why is he even on the team?” (Reynolds not Teixeira that is)
I was pleasantly surprised to find that Reynolds was not the worst player in Major League Baseball, not by a long shot. And that made me feel better. No, it didn’t change how poorly Reynolds has played thus far but, like it or not, seeing someone worse off than you makes you feel better. And there are some fans out there who have had to watch these guys who are as bad or worse than Mark Reynolds and his .1 WAR this season.
Mark Teixeira, 0.1 WAR - Teixeira is famous for his slow starts and this season has been no exception. His .217/.270/.380 slash line is wretched for any player, let alone a first baseman and only his excellent fielding puts him in positive WAR territory.
(As an aside, how big a disappointment has Teixeira been for the Yankees? Outisde of his first year with the team, he’s been very average in terms of production for his position and salary. (An .825 OPS since the start of the 2010 season.) Maybe Oriole fans should start cheering him when he comes to Baltimore. We don’t have to pay him $22.5 million for each of the next five seasons.)
...Other regulars who have been less valuable than Reynolds include Brennan Boesch, Justin Smoak, Eric Hosmer, Adam Lind, Brandon Phillips, Scott Rolen, Shino-Soo Choo, Rickie Weeks and Jose Bautista.