Monday, March 9, 2009

Worst Keeper of 2009

It's time again for the annual award of Worst Keeper of the Year in the Wankdorf league. Previous honorees have included Chris Ianetta (2007) and Rickie Weeks (2008). This year, we have half a dozen nominees, and let's put 'em up for a vote.
  • Max Scherzer, RP, Arizona (Mission Accomplished). A talented young pitcher with arm trouble and no defined role in the Arizona bullpen. Heck, he's not even next on the list of potential closers, as the stout Jon Rauch is ahead of him.
  • Travis Hafner, DH, Cleveland (AIDS AIDS AIDS AIDS). Here's his stat line from last year: .197/.305/.323, 5 HR, 24 RBI, 21 Runs. And he doesn't have a position besides DH.
  • Jair Jurrjens, SP, Atlanta (AIDS squared squared). A fine young pitching prospect, but he's probably the worst starter kept.
  • Scott Baker, SP, Minnesota (Le Dupont Torkies). He's not far behind Jurrjens, if at all.
  • Chipper Jones, Dickwad, Atlanta (The Loose Bowels). Has to be on this list out of general principle.
  • Chris Davis, 1B, Texas (Evil League of Evil). Taking his 170 ABs at face value may be a bit of a stretch.
The polls are open!


Big Daddy said...

Chipper? Are you kidding? Stupid Mets fans . . .

And clearly, Matt Capps should be in consideration here. A closer for the Pirates?! What kind of jackass would -- oh, wait . . . uh, nevermind.

Corey said...

Do you remember back in '99 when Kenny "can you believe I threw a perfect game" Rogers walked in the series winning run? Those were great times!

El Angelo said...

Forgotten from that game is the fact that Al Leiter put us in a 6-0 deficit before we got the first out of the game. Also forgotten that Rogers pitched decently for the Mets in September; they wouldn't have made the postseason without him. And I can't believe I just defended the Gambler.