9 players you don’t want to invest in

25 01 2008

Everyone does prospects, how about a completely worthless list of players who you should probably not rush out and buy cards of. Thankfully, ESPN did the work for me. This is a list of players that can’t seem to land a Major League job for 2008.

1. Barry Bonds – Funny how the all-time Home Run King can’t get a job to save his life. It wouldn’t have anything to do with him facing federal charges for lying under oath, now would it?

2. Livan Hernandez – This one comes as a bit of a shock. He may not have turned out to be as great as many expected his brother to be, but he is still one of the most reliable pitchers in the game. He has reached 200+ innings pitched 9 years in a row!

3. Tony Clark – This one is astounding. Tony Clark can hit for power still. Check out my post about him a couple of months back. What is surprising is despite his weak numbers, last year he had a home run every 13.0 at bats, only 5 players had a better ratio; Alex Rodriguez & Prince Fielder among them.

4. Shannon Stewart – Shannon turned up 4th in the M.V.P voting in 2003 but has since vanished from the semi-elite status. Last season he did hit 12 home runs with 48 R.B.I, not to mention a.290 average. He may not be a mini-slugger anymore but can someone explain why he can’t land a job?

Check out the rest of the list HERE.


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25 01 2008
Joe

No person should invest in any Ken Griffey Jr card from here on out either. He is a bad man. Saw a video on you tube were he taunted a puppy. There are stories of him tipping 8% instead of 15%. Once was on the news offering “No comment”. Stay away from all of his cards. Please. I want them.

25 01 2008
dayf

http://www.mlbtraderumors.com/2008/01/which-of-the-re.html

Here’s another good link with a lot of players who can’t find a job. I think that most of the ones on the ESPN list will end up with jobs somewhere, especially he pitchers. I know I sure wouldn’t mind if the Braves signed Casey or Clark to back up Teixeira and be a solid bat off the bench.

25 01 2008
Matt

I’m pretty sure that the card you have pictured of Bonds isn’t Bonds. I looked through some ’87 Donruss and ’87 Donruss Opening Day, and it’s definitely not the same picture as those cards.

25 01 2008
Mario C.

Matt, of course it’s Bonds! It says so right on the card.

Okay, just messing with you. It’s a pretty rare error card.

http://cgi.ebay.com/1987-Donruss-Opng-Day-BARRY-BONDS-Rookie-ERROR-BGS-9-5_W0QQitemZ140200362976QQihZ004QQcategoryZ55870QQtcZphotoQQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

25 01 2008
whatthehellme

No Sammy Sosa on the bad investment list??

25 01 2008
tastelikedirt

Shannon Stewart has had injury problems the last few years, but he’s always played on artificial turf…until last year in Oakland. Then he had a decent year and is supposed to cost to much, I guess that means somebody will take him.

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