This may be a little premature with a few weeks left in the season, but it’s hard to fathom that these remaining weeks can save these guys. It’s been another great season for Major League Baseball, with some drama still to come so the following have not had adverse effects on the game.
To put it politely, there were some let downs in 2011. It’s not so much that there was a let down in expectations, it’s more so that it was a total and utter train-wreck. You almost have to feel bad.
Even though the focus here is on the let-downs of 2011, the 2011 MLB postseason is going to be as good as it ever has been. Hit the jump for some of the total train-wrecks of the season….
It’s easy to pick on the team with the worst record in baseball. This season has been a total an utter disaster for the Astros, and there’s really no hope for them to rebound anytime soon. The trade of Hunter Pence for a ham sandwich was the icing on the cake.
The numbers don’t lie. .163 avg, 11 home runs, 157 K’s. A total and utter train-wreck for Adam Dunn in 2011 has him contemplating retirement. The guy was a lock for 30-plus bombs a year. Very Strange.
I’m going to lay it on pretty thick for the Orioles here. They weren’t going to win the World Series, we all know that, but they deserve a spanking for their organizational moves and managing. First, the offseason and in-season signings were HORRIBLE. JJ Hardy, a 5-year deal, come on now. Their young pitching isn’t maturing, isn’t developing.. There was a lot of promise there. On paper they shouldn’t be 26 games under .500. You’d be hard-pressed to find a more poorly run organization in MLB.
Two guys, one total train-wreck. A.J. Burnett and Phil Hughes have been terrible this year. They’ve had moments of quality, but overall they’ve been a disaster. One has a 6 plus ERA, the other a 5.25 ERA. The reason A.J. Burnett could be a bigger train-wreck is because he’s owed $33 mil over the next two… Yikes.
What a fuggin’ disaster! Clayton Kershaw and Matt Kemp are awesome. Let me just say that. Matt Kemp may be the best player in MLB. Other than that, total disaster… The McCourt nightmare, Andre Ethier, Don Mattingly, everyone else. Total mess.
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