Comments on: Active players who have played for just one franchise This and that about baseball stats. Tue, 16 Jul 2013 17:01:55 +0000 hourly 1 By: Pete R Tue, 14 Jun 2011 16:23:11 +0000 #7

2358 IP Mark Buehrle
1771 Carlos Zambrano
1319.2 Brandon Webb
1261 Felix Hernandez
1226.2 Aaron Cook
1181.1 Matt Cain
1174.1 Mariano Rivera

So Rivera is seventh.

By: Daily Links – The Reorganization Edition | Red Sox Hub Tue, 14 Jun 2011 12:04:00 +0000 [...] of Jeter, he’s the current leader in Plate Appearances for Active Players While Playing With Only One Team according to the Baseball-Reference Blog. He’s about 900 PAs ahead of Chipper Jones. Todd [...]

By: BSK Tue, 14 Jun 2011 04:15:52 +0000 Thanks, Anthony!

By: MikeN Tue, 14 Jun 2011 02:12:08 +0000 Rich teams can afford to keep their free agents, poor ones not so much.

By: Biff Tue, 14 Jun 2011 00:57:24 +0000 @27

Just a bit tougher to make the playoffs in those days than the joke of a playoff system we have now (or the worse one we'll soon have).

By: JohnBoy Mon, 13 Jun 2011 23:48:24 +0000 Mac - I can think of one "worse career path" ... Ernie Banks.

By: Mac Mon, 13 Jun 2011 22:56:33 +0000 Guy standing out on this list: Brian Roberts.

Currently in his 11th season with the Baltimore Orioles, making it 10 seasons in a row that Roberts has played for a team with a losing record.

Roberts, fellow Oriole Nick Markakis, and #25 Aaron Hill (TOR) are the only three who haven't played in the postseason.

For an MLB regular, I can't think of a much worse career path.

By: Anthony Mon, 13 Jun 2011 21:58:24 +0000 BSK - Micheal Young, Jason Varitek, Grady Sizemore and Mark Ellis would all not qualify in that case as they all played in the minors for other organizations.

By: Doug Mon, 13 Jun 2011 19:35:54 +0000 Apropos of this discussion, before the season started, there was a link on the main page of free agent status, who was available, who was signed, where they signed, etc.

One day, I just totalled up the number (it was over 600), which is over 80% of the 750 (30 x 25) major league roster spots. If that kind of volatility is happening on a yearly basis, long-tenured players on one team will become even more unusual than they already are.

By: Dukeofflatbush Mon, 13 Jun 2011 17:34:57 +0000 I mentioned this earlier on another post; but it still amazes me and I think makes a great baseball story. Whitaker and Trammel debuted in the same game (9/7/77). Jack Morris and Lance Parrish both debuted that season too, and all four lasted ten years together.
Does anybody know their relationship? It would be a great story if they were close on and off the field, although from some anecdotal stories, I think their personalities would not mesh.
I think Bill James claimed Whitaker would duck and roll when an airplane would fly over a stadium. I can't see Trammel doing that.