I was one of the inaugural winners of the Rolaids Relief Man Award. The year before that, I finished third in Rookie of the Year voting.
I played on some pretty bad teams in my time. It wasn’t until my 10th year in the bigs that I was a member of my first team with a winning record.
Some would suggest I was a major contributor to what many feel is one of the biggest problems in the game today, but I prefer to think of myself as a Moneyball player long before anybody had any idea what that was.
My opinions regarding the one player for each current MLB franchise who is their greatest non-Hall of Famer.
We don’t need to look any further than this past Friday’s contest between the New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox to see one of the worst applications of won-loss credit there could possibly be.
If I can tear you away from that March Madness thing for just a few minutes–or more–I thought a little baseball discussion piece would be fun.
Not to try and create any competition for the Chinchillas as the musical darlings of this site…
Ranking the 50 most productive offensive players in baseball history, among those with a minimum of 6,000 career plate appearances, based on position-independent oRAR per plate appearance.
By Dan “Chas” McCloskey
This post originally appeared on my personal blog, Left Field…hence, the concept of an All-Left Field Team.
Please forgive me for the super-obvious pun used for the title of this post.