Comments on: 2010 Least Valuable Player http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/8798 This and that about baseball stats. Tue, 16 Jul 2013 17:01:55 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.6 By: Friday Links (29 Oct 10) – Ducksnorts http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/8798/comment-page-1#comment-64829 Fri, 29 Oct 2010 13:50:11 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=8798#comment-64829 [...] 2010 Least Valuable Player (Baseball-Reference). Former Padres third baseman Kevin Kouzmanoff makes the short list, although my vote probably would go to Nyjer Morgan, who managed to play lousy baseball and be a world-class idiot in the process. [...]

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By: Jeff James http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/8798/comment-page-1#comment-62930 Sat, 23 Oct 2010 12:28:38 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=8798#comment-62930 @62

Shortstop Tejada had a higher OPS+ than 1B Berkman, so I'm guessing Tejada was not the problem

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By: tim http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/8798/comment-page-1#comment-62919 Sat, 23 Oct 2010 10:58:45 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=8798#comment-62919 I thought the LVP was hands down Miguel Tejada, who is not on your list. When Tejada was with Baltimore, they had the worst record in baseball and San Diego was cruising along in first place in the NL West. Then after Tejada was traded to San Diego, the Padres had a losing record for the rest of the season, and lost first place, while the Orioles had a winning record for the rest of the season. You can't get more unvaluable than that. (And as a Yankee fan, I think Lance Berkman should be on this list too. The team started to suck once they acquired him.)

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By: DoubleDiamond http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/8798/comment-page-1#comment-62837 Sat, 23 Oct 2010 02:44:02 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=8798#comment-62837 I'll go with Nyjer Morgan, for reasons others have cited.

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By: Justin Garland http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/8798/comment-page-1#comment-62800 Fri, 22 Oct 2010 23:47:10 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=8798#comment-62800 Interesting that you didn't opt for a pitcher for LVP. A bad pitcher can do far more damage to his team than a bad field player, with the added distinction of typically not adding any offensive threat. If I were to name a Least Valuable Player, I'd start with a list of pitchers with an extremely high ERA and IP numbers.

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By: Andy http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/8798/comment-page-1#comment-62776 Fri, 22 Oct 2010 20:36:52 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=8798#comment-62776 #59, I did drop Pierre from consideration above as the player with the highest WAR among the bunch. In fact Pierre had one of the best years of his career this season, based on WAR at least.

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By: Frank http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/8798/comment-page-1#comment-62773 Fri, 22 Oct 2010 20:30:53 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=8798#comment-62773 I don't know. A list of least valuable players including a guy who shows up to play almost every game, hits .275, gets on base better than 1 out of 3 PAs, steals almost 70 bases and scores almost 100 runs... I mean, who would want him to lead off for their team.

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By: Jim PiratesProperty.com http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/8798/comment-page-1#comment-62731 Fri, 22 Oct 2010 17:48:52 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=8798#comment-62731 Cesar Izturis could win every year, so I'm throwing him out.

Aaron Hill and Chone Figgins were easily the two most underachieving players on this list, dropping 25-30 points, and Ryan Theriot was bad for two possible playoff teams.

I'd choose Theriot.

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By: John Q http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/8798/comment-page-1#comment-62729 Fri, 22 Oct 2010 17:36:47 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=8798#comment-62729 Good point @55Ken, Hill went from a 5.4 WAR in 2009 to a .8 WAR in 2010. That has to be one of the biggest disappointments/disparities from '09-10.

Theoretically, if Hill would have maintained his production from last year, the Jays could have won 90 games in 2010.

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By: ken http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/8798/comment-page-1#comment-62725 Fri, 22 Oct 2010 17:05:45 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=8798#comment-62725 Is there a way to quantify disappointment? Aaron Hill is your answer, certainly, if there were. No one expected most of those guys to hit .280 with 30 HRs, but Hill was supposed to -- and had the contract to prove it. Instead he batted .205, with, okay, 26 HRs.

The Jays wouldn't have made the playoffs if he had reached expectations, but they would have been closer, and made for a more interesting August/September. He was a big letdown.

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