MLB's Top Ten Overrated Players
'Twas the night before New Years, and all around the country, Jays fans are screaming:
"Vernon Wells, Alex Rios: Why must you suck so bad. You promised to be good, only to come in your wrath, and make our team lose. You could not beat the Red Sox, the Yanks or the A's, why even try, just go home and cry.
"Now, you say, Vernon is staying in Toronto?
"Let me say: He really does suck, he isn't that great, just like the other ten on this list who did not perform this season.
"Who are the other ten?"
Well here they are, all in a 10-some list. Look over it or don't, give it a comment, or rate it just three. Here is the list, without further ado:"
10: Dan Uggla
He hit .243: That does not impress me.
His homers seemed fine, but none else was: He had no average, no defense in sight. What do you do with a guy who can't field second base?
I suppose you let him DH.
9: Aaron Harang
6-14 with a +4 ERA, t'was quite a fright for Harang.
Maybe next year will bring some delight: Perhaps Harang can come back and perform. Who knows; maybe he's done.
8: Joba Chamberlain
We will just say: He's not getting the joba done. His 4.75 ERA just further proves my point, the man is no Yankee, just a National in stripes.
His future is still his, perhaps he will improve. But until then, the Yanks need other types.
7: Vernon Wells
Well, things are not so well for Wells. The "perennial All-Star" hath lost his stride: No longer can he hit 30 longballs with a .280 average.
Has he permanently lost his swing,,,who knows? But 2009 was not the year where his swing goes.
6: Alex Rios
Part of the Toronto Duo that really did in the team-o.
What can I say about a guy who hits .247?
His fielding: Sucked, batting did, too. Now he says goodbye to his native Canada, and says hello to Chicago.
Whatever happened to this promising young star?
5: Kosuke Fukudome
Kosuke Fukudome, I don't know what else to say. How he was an All-Star last year, I don't know and really don't care.
He hit just .259, and fielded like crap. He doesn't deserve to start, not even to pinch hack.
4: Yuniesky Betancourt
Yuniesky Betancourt, the name says enough: The great young "prospect" with soaring potential may hath reached his ceiling.
After a .245 season with a mere 6 home runs and defense that's just not healing, he seems to have found his position:
3: Alfonso Soriano
Alfonso Soriano, a meager season for thee: He hit .240, with just 20 long drives.
I always thought he was supposed to be good, hath he forgotten his long destiny?
He cannot field, now he cannot hit. Maybe next will he forget how to reproduce?
2: Jimmy Rollins
Jimmy the great, Jimmy the MVP...let me tell you something, he had a hell of a bad year.
An average right at .250, that's not nearly enough, especially since he bats first in a great lineup.
His swing was a fright, not a good thing in sight. He got to sit on the bench, while Bruntlett got out three.
The next man is the worst of all thee: Him and Rollins are even on the same team! Click next slide, and see who it is.
What's the future for J-Rol, who knows?
1: Brad Lidge
The biggest loser here, Brad Lidge, is thee. He had a 7+ ERA, you call it bad, I call it mad.
Why in the world would the Phils let him stay, especially at a time when suckiness didn't pay?
Well, that was all of the list. Now you can work, along with me. I ask thee to comment, to rate. Tell me how you feel.
I hope all have a great 2010.