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clydepepper 06-03-2018 04:47 AM

Worst Season Ever by a Slugger?
 
Baltimore's Chris Davis is having what may become the all-time worst season by any 'established' power hitter.

Here are his slash numbers through 52 games:

.154/.234/.239/.474 with 4 homers and 75 strikeouts


This compares 'favorably' with Adam Dunn's full-season 'creation' in 2011:

.159/.292/.277/.569 with 11 homers and 177 strikeouts


Shades of Bobby Bonilla:

Baltimore is on the hook for four MORE Chris Davis seasons (AFTER this one) @ $23M/per.

They signed him right after he led the majors in homers twice in three years...and it's been downhill ever since.

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D. Bergin 06-03-2018 01:01 PM

Man, they could have gotten Chris Carter for about $22 Million less per year. :D

clydepepper 06-03-2018 04:56 PM

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Originally Posted by D. Bergin (Post 1783199)
Man, they could have gotten Chris Carter for about $22 Million less per year. :D


for that matter, JIMMY Carter could do better. :eek:

Peter_Spaeth 06-03-2018 05:11 PM

Helena Bonham Carter?

irv 06-04-2018 08:30 AM

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Originally Posted by Peter_Spaeth (Post 1783293)
Helena Bonham Carter?

The latest Bond Villain, maybe?

https://screenrant.com/bond-25-villa...bonham-carter/

commishbob 06-04-2018 08:49 AM

Yes, he's remarkably horrible.

But as an Orioles fan of nearly six decades...I'm not laughing. :(:rolleyes::cool:

profholt82 06-04-2018 04:00 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by clydepepper (Post 1783105)
Baltimore's Chris Davis is having what may become the all-time worst season by any 'established' power hitter.

Here are his slash numbers through 52 games:

.154/.234/.239/.474 with 4 homers and 75 strikeouts


This compares 'favorably' with Adam Dunn's full-season 'creation' in 2011:

.159/.292/.277/.569 with 11 homers and 177 strikeouts


Shades of Bobby Bonilla:

Baltimore is on the hook for four MORE Chris Davis seasons (AFTER this one) @ $23M/per.

They signed him right after he led the majors in homers twice in three years...and it's been downhill ever since.

.

Did you know that Bonilla still makes over $1mil per year from the Mets? And it's now nearly 20 years since he last played in the majors. His contract was set up so that he gets paid over $1 mil each year until 2035. Sweet deal, and forward thinking by him and his agent.

D. Bergin 06-04-2018 04:24 PM

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Originally Posted by profholt82 (Post 1783593)
Did you know that Bonilla still makes over $1mil per year from the Mets? And it's now nearly 20 years since he last played in the majors. His contract was set up so that he gets paid over $1 mil each year until 2035. Sweet deal, and forward thinking by him and his agent.

It was his wife (I believe his ex-wife now) who set that contract up because she didn't trust him not to blow it all, if he got it all at once.

Worked for the Mets at the time because they were up to their eyeballs in debt and helped them kick off salary into the future.

clydepepper 06-04-2018 04:57 PM

Ted Turner, or rather his GM, signed Al Hrabosky to a similarly long-term contract which I believe just recently ran out...of course, that was a few years prior to and quite a bit of money less than the Bonilla pact.


Yup. Here's some detail:

Terms were not disclosed but Hrabosky said the agreement includes deferred payments. It has been estimated those payments will total $5.9 million over 35 years.

Hrabosky indicated a verbal agreement with Braves owned Ted Turner allows for the colorful left-hander to work for Turner's WTBS cable television station as a sportscaster when his playing days are over.

profholt82 06-04-2018 05:16 PM

Perhaps the "Mad Hungarian" wasn't quite so mad after all.


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