Saturday, May 09, 2009

You could be a part time model

Decided just now to start a Flight of the Conchords based running post.

The most beautiful girl in the room can either be the best player on a terrible or unsung team. It can also be the best performance by a player on a losing team.

For the latter, let's start with Cliff Lee's Friday night. 8 innings, 1 run, and the loss because the Indians couldn't muster a run against Justin Verlander.

Here's some great or good players on bad or untalked about teams:

Nick Markakis, OF Baltimore Orioles
31 R (1st in AL), 29 RBI (4th in AL), .342 BA
If he played for 3 of the 4 other teams in the AL East, he would be an all-star. In Baltimore, he's mostly forgotten about except in fantasy circles.

Freddy Sanchez, 2B Pittsburgh Pirates
.301 career batting average. Never an RBI machine, but he's scored over 70 R in each of his last 3 seasons. Keeps coming out and hitting no matter than the Pirates have lost 90 some games every year he's been with them.

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