MLB’s Lost: Six Players Who Got Off The Island in 2008

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MLB’s Lost: Six Players Who Got Off The Island in 2008

Lost fans finally know the identities of the Lost 6. In homage we will release the names of the six major leaguers who most improved there fortunes since 2007. The named players were those who most improved there chances for postseason glory, while at the same time will get more at bats and higher salaries. So without further ado let’s get to it.

1. Ryan Church (OF)..349/.464/.813

Church a streaky hitter for the Nats who had problems staying out of the doghouse and with the parent club is penciled in as the starting RF for the Mets, who will not repeat one of the greatest chokes of all time. With the off-season addition of Johan Santana, a more than serviceable rotation will compete to be among the leagues best. Suddenly Church has the chance to be a contender and the money is good too. He gets a raise from $395,000 to $2M per. Nice change for RC.

2. Brian Schneider (C) .235/.326/.561

From the same trade that sent Church to the Mets, Schneider will go from catching the pitcher-by- committee staff of John St. Claire to backstopping for the likes of Johan Santana, Pedro Martinez, John Maine, Oliver Perez, et. Al. Schneider who is credited with keeping the inexperienced and rehabilitating staff together will also see his salary doubled from a relatively paltry $2M to a that’s more like it $4m per annum.

3. Chris Snelling (OF).395/.333/.728

Snelling whose 2007 strange trip sent him from the Nationals to the A’s to the Rays gets his contract bought by the contending Phillies. He gets no salary bump but $450,000 is not bad for a replacement level player.

4. Gary Bennett (C) .286/.335/.621

Bennett leaves the Cardinals who for a change appears to be a long shot to make the playoffs. The Dodgers look like a lock for post season play and the sunny climate of Los Angeles should help his knees and extend his career. His salary will remain at $875,000 which is good for a Sunday and getaway day backstop.

5. Jacque Jones (OF) .335/.400/.735

Jones whose HR total sank from 27 in 2006 to just 5 in 2007 makes a move from the surprising Cubs to the high powered Tigers. The Cubs will be hard pressed to make it to the playoffs this year while the Tigers look like a lock. He will earn a hefty $16M over three years.

6. Andruw Jones (OF) .311/.413/.724

AJ may not seem to fit with the rest of the Lost 6, with the exception that magic maybe gone in Atlanta. The Mets and the Phillies appear to be the class of the division fro years to come. He will love LA and appears to be getting out of Atlanta at the right time. Look for a big year. Jones deal is for two years and $36.2M.MLB ’s Lost 6: Players who got off the Island in 2008

Lost fans finally know the identities of the Lost 6. In homage we will release the names of the six major leaguers who most improved there fortunes since 2007. The named players were those who most improved there chances for post-season glory, while at the same time will get more at bats and higher salaries. So without further ado let’s get to it.

1. Ryan Church (OF)..349/.464/.813

Church a streaky hitter for the Nats who had problems staying out of the doghouse and with the parent club is penciled in as the starting RF for the Mets, who will not repeat one of the greatest chokes of all time. With the off-season addition of Johan Santana, a more than serviceable rotation will compete to be among the leagues best. Suddenly Church has the chance to be a contender and the money is good too. He gets a raise from $395,000 to $2M per. Nice change for RC.

2. Brian Schneider (C) .235/.326/.561

From the same trade that sent Church to the Mets, Schneider will go from catching the pitcher-by- committee staff of John St. Claire to backstopping for the likes of Johan Santana, Pedro Martinez, John Maine, Oliver Perez, et. Al. Schneider who is credited with keeping the inexperienced and rehabilitating staff together will also see his salary doubled from a relatively paltry $2M to a that’s more like it $4m per annum.

3. Chris Snelling (OF).395/.333/.728

Snelling whose 2007 strange trip sent him from the Nationals to the A’s to the Rays gets his contract bought by the contending Phillies. He gets no salary bump but $450,000 is not bad for a replacement level player.

4. Gary Bennett (C) .286/.335/.621

Bennett leaves the Cardinals who for a change appears to be a long shot to make the playoffs. The Dodgers look like a lock for post season play and the sunny climate of Los Angeles should help his knees and extend his career. His salary will remain at $875,000 which is good for a Sunday and getaway day backstop.

5. Jacque Jones (OF) .335/.400/.735

Jones whose HR total sank from 27 in 2006 to just 5 in 2007 makes a move from the surprising Cubs to the high powered Tigers. The Cubs will be hard pressed to make it to the playoffs this year while the Tigers look like a lock. He will earn a hefty $16M over three years.

6. Andruw Jones (OF) .311/.413/.724

AJ may not seem to fit with the rest of the Lost 6, with the exception that magic maybe gone in Atlanta. The Mets and the Phillies appear to be the class of the division fro years to come. He will love LA and appears to be getting out of Atlanta at the right time. Look for a big year. Jones deal is for two years and $36.2M.

 

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