Comments on: “Gleeman and The Geek” #17: Mailbag and Coupling http://aarongleeman.com/2011/11/30/podcast-gleeman-and-the-geek-episode-17/ Baseball news, insight and analysis from Aaron Gleeman Fri, 12 Sep 2014 14:39:00 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.1 By: Mark R (Columbus) http://aarongleeman.com/2011/11/30/podcast-gleeman-and-the-geek-episode-17/comment-page-1/#comment-8913 Fri, 02 Dec 2011 14:21:16 +0000 http://aarongleeman.com/?p=64234#comment-8913 I love the new co-host! Really was a positive to the show! Also, tell John to talk directly into the mic

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By: birdofprey http://aarongleeman.com/2011/11/30/podcast-gleeman-and-the-geek-episode-17/comment-page-1/#comment-8903 Fri, 02 Dec 2011 00:41:08 +0000 http://aarongleeman.com/?p=64234#comment-8903 So many outstanding choices for worst ever! Len Faedo tops my personal list.

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By: Jontler http://aarongleeman.com/2011/11/30/podcast-gleeman-and-the-geek-episode-17/comment-page-1/#comment-8902 Thu, 01 Dec 2011 21:29:00 +0000 http://aarongleeman.com/?p=64234#comment-8902 If everything breaks wrong, Butera could conceivably get another 200 to 300 plate appearances this year. At that point, he’ll be less of a joke nominee and more of a real one.

If he remains on the active roster this season (or for the next several, God forbid) I can’t fathom how he doesn’t overtake all other candidates by a healthy margin.

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By: Breaker http://aarongleeman.com/2011/11/30/podcast-gleeman-and-the-geek-episode-17/comment-page-1/#comment-8901 Thu, 01 Dec 2011 18:46:00 +0000 http://aarongleeman.com/?p=64234#comment-8901 David McCarty is an excellent choice. Denny Hocking should be in the discussion as well…extra points given for the massive number of games and PAs he somehow compiled. 800 games, over 2,400 PAs, .252/.310/.351 career line (69 OPS+) . He was Nick Punto before Nick Punto, but he couldn’t field like Nick Punto and didn’t have the speed of Nick Punto.

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By: Pedro Munoz http://aarongleeman.com/2011/11/30/podcast-gleeman-and-the-geek-episode-17/comment-page-1/#comment-8898 Thu, 01 Dec 2011 16:59:50 +0000 http://aarongleeman.com/?p=64234#comment-8898 The worst twin has to come from the 94-00 era – Chad Allen, Rich Becker, Scott Stahoviak, J.T. Bruett, Alex Cole, Butch Huskey – so many bad players to choose from.

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By: CoachFSCB http://aarongleeman.com/2011/11/30/podcast-gleeman-and-the-geek-episode-17/comment-page-1/#comment-8897 Thu, 01 Dec 2011 15:41:18 +0000 http://aarongleeman.com/?p=64234#comment-8897 Worst Twin ever? I don’t think you can consider guys like Brett Boone or Mike Lamb, who weren’t even with the club for a full year. I had almost forgotten how utterly dreadful David McCarty performed while he was with the Twins, and what makes it even more painful is that he was selected third overall in the 1991 draft, ahead of players like Manny Ramirez, Cliff Floyd, Shawn Green, Dmitri Young, and Aaron Sele — ouch! Charlie Manuel performed poorly for the Twins (sort of amazing that he became a successful big league hitting coach before becoming a successful manager), but at least he had one season with a .320 on-base percentage. Backup catcher Jerry Zimmerman was around a long time and was offensively challenged (to put it mildly) but was above league-average defensively. I’ll nominate infielder Luis Gomez, who played for the Twins for four years, 1974-1977, primarily at shortstop. He posted batting averages of .208, .139, .193, and .246 with on-base percentages of .261, .182, .233, and .290. Despite being small (5’8″ and about 150 lbs. dripping wet) he was neither quick or speedy — he was average defensively and stole only 3 bases in 10 attempts for Minnesota. His WAR with the Twins was -1.2, so I think he’s got to be in the mix as one of the worst Twins ever.

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By: David http://aarongleeman.com/2011/11/30/podcast-gleeman-and-the-geek-episode-17/comment-page-1/#comment-8896 Thu, 01 Dec 2011 15:13:30 +0000 http://aarongleeman.com/?p=64234#comment-8896 Billy Beane, Oakland GM, makes the list,too. But, if you ignore his “magical catcher skills”, Drew Butera dominates.

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By: Robri http://aarongleeman.com/2011/11/30/podcast-gleeman-and-the-geek-episode-17/comment-page-1/#comment-8895 Thu, 01 Dec 2011 14:56:06 +0000 http://aarongleeman.com/?p=64234#comment-8895 Worst Twin Ever?

Brett Boone!

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By: David http://aarongleeman.com/2011/11/30/podcast-gleeman-and-the-geek-episode-17/comment-page-1/#comment-8894 Thu, 01 Dec 2011 14:39:40 +0000 http://aarongleeman.com/?p=64234#comment-8894 Charlie Manuel pinch hit 149 times late in games from 1969-1972. As a recall, it was often Killebrew he hit for, and the purpose was to give Harmon a partial day off. Manuel’s batting average over four seasons with the Twins was .199 in 366 total AB. OPS+ was 53. He played his final two seasons for the Dodgers and was even worse there. He has been successful as a manager, but might be considered the Twins worse player ever.

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By: steve hoffman (SHS) http://aarongleeman.com/2011/11/30/podcast-gleeman-and-the-geek-episode-17/comment-page-1/#comment-8891 Thu, 01 Dec 2011 11:12:14 +0000 http://aarongleeman.com/?p=64234#comment-8891 worst Twin ever?

how about Mike Lamb 3B ?

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