Game 154, Mariners at White Sox
Gil Meche v Jose Contreras. 5:35.
Come on Meche, you can do it. That coveted high Elias rating is within reach! The team needs you to ensure we get a chance to recover a high draft pick from your impending loss.
SS-R Willie “The Ignitor” Bloomquist
Betancourt gets the night off after that plunking. I realize I missed a month worth of lineups, but Lopez at #7? I don’t quite understand what’s been going on with the shuffling.
Looking through the rosters today, I was struck by what a strange career Jermaine Dye has had. He’s hitting .318/.385/.630 (!) this year, after a really nice 2005 campaign for Chicago, which in turn followed his disappointing time in Oakland, where he was one of the players Billy Beane really wanted to get and then was injured and, when not injured, not playing well, until his final year in 2004.
Wins contributed by season through his career, summed up using BP’s WARP3 because I happen to have that open:
96, at 22: 1.6
99, his breakout year at 25: 8.5
Traded in mid 2001 to the A’s
01, at 27, total: 5.8
06: 9.6 (so far)
By any standard, that’s a really strange career path.