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PujolsMVP5
08-27-2012, 12:02 PM
The worst player in baseball this year is Kansas City outfielder Jeff Francoeur.

FanGraphs says he has been worth -1.7 WAR, which means by using a replacement-level player – some bum from Triple-A – the Royals actually would have won two more games. B-R is even harsher: The site has Francoeur at -3.0 WAR, which ranks as the 11th-worst season for an offensive player since 1901.

With a dreadful August and September, Francoeur could threaten the season both sites agree is the worst ever: Jerry Royster's 1977 with Atlanta, a -3.7 FanGraphs and -4.1 B-R debacle. The utilityman hit .216/.278/.288 and, the metrics say, played brutal defense. Francoeur isn't that bad, at .240/.287/.372, with a major league-leading 14 outfield assists, but as Wil Myers sits at Triple-A with a .311/.389/.603 line, 35 home runs and the title of best hitting prospect in the minors, it cannot be anything short of maddening for Royals fans to swallow where part of the cost of their ticket will go.

Kansas City owes Francoeur $6.75 million in 2013.

- This is a cut from Jeff Passan's 25 things you didn't know about baseball column. Pretty interesting. Here's a link to the rest of the article. WHO DO YOU GUYS NOMINATE THIS YEAR?

http://sports.yahoo.com/news/25-things-you-didn-t-know-about-baseball.html

GivenGrace
08-27-2012, 12:07 PM
Jason Bay

ahoda
08-27-2012, 12:12 PM
Only because Ryan Raburn was demoted....I mean got "hurt".

BigDFan85
08-27-2012, 12:24 PM
Ron Washington is trying to give FACE, Michael Young, a chance to give Frenchy a run for his money.

Jeffy25
08-27-2012, 01:34 PM
Adam Dunn and Raul Ibanez and Carl Crawford were dreadful last year. Not sure about this year just yet, Franky is up there.


the hard thing about being the worst, is that most players when they are bad no longer play on the field, they are demoted or 'hurt'. So it's hard to be that awful for a team.

Vernon Wells is probably the worst paid player in baseball. You could be paid like 25 million and be injured all year and hurt an organization less than Vernon Wells and his negative play and 20 plus million


I still can't believe anyone would voluntarily take that contract, and give up talent for it.

MetsFanatic19
08-27-2012, 01:38 PM
Jason
Raymond
Bay

jej
08-27-2012, 01:48 PM
Chone Figgins is up there.

AWC713
08-27-2012, 01:55 PM
brian bogusevic, jordan schaffer, anyone on astros

JohnBoy326
08-27-2012, 02:10 PM
Koyie Hill. Sad he has actually seen ML innings this year. I suspect that will never happen again.

Current worst - Michael Young, at least Francoeur has a little pop.

infernoscurse
08-27-2012, 02:16 PM
raul ibanez and russel martin

Yankee Clipper
08-27-2012, 02:25 PM
I would like to throw in Russell Martin as an honorable mention. I don't think he could have been more useless as a catcher this year.

Ill21
08-27-2012, 02:25 PM
Koyie Hill. Sad he has actually seen ML innings this year. I suspect that will never happen again.

Current worst - Michael Young, at least Francoeur has a little pop.

Michael Young :confused:

Ill21
08-27-2012, 02:26 PM
I would like to throw in Russell Martin as an honorable mention. I don't think he could have been more useless as a catcher this year.

I hate russell Martin with a passion.:mad:

Yankee Clipper
08-27-2012, 02:28 PM
I would like to throw in Russell Martin as an honorable mention. I don't think he could have been more useless as a catcher this year.

I hate russell Martin with a passion.:mad:

Eh. I certainly don't hate him. I think he is trying his best considering he is in a contract year but he just hasn't been able to be useful at all this season.

DeyAce
08-27-2012, 02:39 PM
entire astros roster

ciaban
08-27-2012, 02:45 PM
is this the 2nd thread on the subject?

Pinstripe pride
08-27-2012, 03:12 PM
bobby bonilla