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Friday, February 24, 2006

Dodgers Are Teh Suckk

Mike Carminati at Mike's Baseball Rants has a great review of the worst 25 contracts of all time as measured in dollars per win share. Unsurprisingly, there are a number of late-90's/early-oughts' Dodgers in there, starting pitchers all: the recently retired Darren Dreifort, Chan Ho Park, Kevin Brown, Kazuhisa Ishii, Carlos Perez, and Andy Ashby. Of course, it's also probably worth mentioning that Park's real string of sucktitude didn't hit until after Dan Evans sensibly let him and Scott Boras get a big contract from the Rangers, and part of Ishii's lousiness was borne by the Mets. But -- ye gods! -- what a miserable set of starters. Not even Gene Autry had so badly misspent back in the 70's and 80's.

Update: In case you were wondering, here's what the Dodgers rotations looked like while these jokers were collecting their paychecks at Chavez Ravine:

1997199819992000
Hideo Nomo
Ismael Valdez
Chan Ho Park
Pedro Astacio
Ramon Martinez
Chan Ho Park
Ismael Valdez
Darren Dreifort
Dave Mlicki
Ramon Martinez
Brian Bohanon
Hideo Nomo
Carlos Perez
Kevin Brown
Chan Ho Park
Ismael Valdez
Darren Dreifort
Carlos Perez
Chan Ho Park
Kevin Brown
Darren Dreifort
Carlos Perez
Eric Gagné
2001200220032004
Chan Ho Park
Eric Gagné
Terry Adams
Luke Prokopec
Kevin Brown
Darren Dreifort
James Baldwin
(Andy Ashby)**
Hideo Nomo
Odalis Perez
Andy Ashby
Kazuhisa Ishii
Omar Daal
Kevin Brown
(Darren Dreifort)†
Hideo Nomo
Kevin Brown
Odalis Perez
Kazuhisa Ishii
Wilson Alvarez*
Andy Ashby
Darren Dreifort
Jeff Weaver
Kazuhisa Ishii
Odalis Perez
Jose Lima
Hideo Nomo

* Wilson Alvarez mostly earned his suckage with the Devil Rays; he was a very good pitcher for the Dodgers.
** Andy Ashby spent virtually the entire year on the DL while costing the Dodgers $6M in salary.
† Dreifort absorbed $9.4M while spending all his 2002 on the DL. Ouch.

Man, what a waste.


Comments:
Carlos Perez should be red.
 
Must have been a mental block. To be corrected shortly.
 

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