Wednesday, November 8, 2006

You know it's bad when...

Mark Redman of the Kansas City Royals is your "Pitcher of the Year."

As his manager put it:

“He had to be the guy,” manager Buddy Bell said. “He was our All-Star, and he was consistent. With Red, you always knew what you were going to get.

Oh knew all right, you knew he was going to SUCK.

He was also their all star representative over Gold Glove winner Mark Grudzielanek. Check out his numbers:

167.0IP 202H, 5.71 ERA 63K, 76BB And hitters hit .307 off of him.

Usually guys that are this bad cling to the fact that they were out there all season long and ate up some innings, but he didn't even throw 180! What's worse is that the article goes on to discuss his plans for the future. Since he's a free agent he can sign with whoever is less stupid.

Redman won six straight decisions after returning from leave, which led to his selection by White Sox manager Ozzie Guillen as the Royals’ only representative on the American League All-Star team.

“I wasn’t expecting anything,” Redman said, “but I had a good stretch there in June and I guess Ozzie needed another pitcher.”

The link to his numbers shows his splits, and, sure enough, he had his best month (and his ONLY good month) in June:

33.2IP, 33H, 14BB, 8Ks and they hit .268 off him for an ERA of 3.74. After that, his best ERA for a month was 5.50.

This just shows you how ridiculous baseball can get when a guy like this got TWO awards in a season when he deserved to go to the minor leagues.

Even worse is the contract he'll get this off season. I have no idea why, since he's only thrown 200 innings once in his life.

Oh and, if you didn't already guess it, the guy is lefthanded.


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