In Other News...MLB's Top-10 Overrated Players
'Twas the night before New Years, and all around the country, Yankee's fans are screaming;
"Jason Giambi, Melky Cabrara, why must you torture us so? You promised to be good, only to come in your wrath, and make our team lose. You could not beat the Red Sox, the Twins or the Rays, why even try, just go home and cry.
"Now, Brian Cashman, you want to get us Manny Rameriz? Let me tell you something about the way he is:
"He will not play the game, just like the other ten, who did not perform this season.
"Who are the other 10?"
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:"
No. 10: Robinson Cano
Tonight, Robi Cano will say:
"Why haven't I won the batting title, the MVP, or Gold Glove? Why can't my team win, but a game versus the Mariners?"
Well, Robi, the truth would be this.
You were going to do all that, just as Hank promised, but he didn't take into account, that you were a bust.
Robi; tonight, head to the cages. Take some moronic swings, at teany balls. Hit them far, hit them hard, and win over the Yankee's fans, near and far.
No. 9: Manny Ramirez's First Half
Just half a year ago, Manny had been preparing for his night before New Years. He whined and complained, and never played.
The night before the trade deadline, Shanan went to Fenway and boo-ed at Manny. He woke up the next morning hearing a surprising call:
"Manny's going to Boston, with a one-way flight."
Manny decided to fix up his game, and he played the way he should, no matter the day.
The Dodgers got in to the playoffs, but not much more, and now Manny's a free agent, asking for money galore.
No. 8: Richie Sexson
Richie was rich, when he signed with the Mariners. An ode to him is not even deserved.
He went and goofed up the Mariners, and then provided false hope, for the team in black and white.
People may ask, "Was Richie ever good?"
To that question I answer just a simple retort. A retort you could guess, right now, right away. My answer is no.
The best place for Richie this New Year, is in our nightmares,our dreams, and our hope; that he shalln't come back, to the game he hurt so.
No. 7: Juan Peirre
While many may say:
"How can you dislike a man in great blue, who jumps all around, practically a human highlight reel?"
I like to say;
"How can you look a leadoff hitter in the eye, who hath only a .327 on-base percentage?"
For a man who nearly won MVP twice, he may only be, the vice leadoffer.
No. 6: Brian Giles
San Diego may have forgot; their power hitter cough in quite the trap. His stint in the minors only heeds my advice more;
He may have never been right for the majors.
His 12 home runs, show of his declining power.
Brian Giles is fit for the '90s; when he hit 30 home runs, with regular consistency.
No. 5: J.D. Drew
Hath I forgotten this man's June? Heck, no; I haven't! His June may have been supurb, but the other 11 months, were not up to par.
19 home runs, for a power hitter does not impress me, not one bit.
Red Sox fans may yell at me, and yell a lot; but J.D. drew is not the man you want on your baseball team.
No. 4: Bob Wickman
This man is so bad, he hath not a wrong rating. Analysts were saying he'd have a no good season. Yet he went on to play, and had some bad days, so now his name is on my creation.
He got taken over, his job in Atlanta, by a young man who goes by the name of Raphiel. Now he goes home at night, wondering what went wrong, from the 26th place MVP finish two years ago.
No. 3: Andrew Jones
You wonder what went wrong, when a man has a 41 homers and a .268 average, that dips to three homers and a .158 average just two years later.
Juan Pierre, Manny, and Jones play together in the same overrated outfield, and now get their names on the some overrated article.
"Where has the real Andrew gone, a Dodger fan may ask; "I wish he was with us, instead of this impersonator."
No. 2: Jason Schmidt
What may have happened, as the man dropped from 213.3 innings to a mere 25.7, and his ERA nearly doubling.
Jason will never do quite well again; he is on this list, and who will trust him now? He goes on the list, of untrustworthy pitchers, from old ace to ace, he's No. 2. No. 1 is one click away. Click on the button; and you shall see:
No. 1: Barry Zito
Barry Zito is thee.
After his first four years, the "No. 1 pitcher in baseball" was destined for the hall of fame. Now with an ERA constantly spiking, well above the 5.00 mark, his status is much changed.
Walking nearly more batters then he struck out, this overrated ace deserves a demotion.
Good luck to these players, especially the Yankees, in this new year. May they figure out their game, and not be here next year.
Thanks to Baseball-reference.com for the stats.