Monday, June 21, 2010
This Week's Shitty Blue Jay: Luis Andujar
Time to mail in this post.
You'll get a few more of these before it gets better, dear readers. I'm totally unenthused about the next batch of Blue Jay profiles coming up, including this one.
Maybe if somebody bought me a coffee . . .
Luis Andujar was acquired from the White Sox during the season of 1996. After showing some promise in 1995 as a reliefer, going 2-1 with an ERA of 3.26, he was promptly shuttled to TO after posting an 0-2 record and a horrid 8.22 ERA. He shook that off and went 1-1 and lowered his Earned Run Average down to 5.02.
Numbers are kind of daunting and sometimes hard to understand, and these are indicators on where in the baseball spectrum people rank, in the whole scheme of things. Wins and Losses are one, but can be deceiving. Innings Pitched is another measure, showing how much they worked, like playing time. Earned Run Average is one of the most telling, when used along with Innings Pitched, as a measure of how many runs the pitcher has let in during his time of work.
Luis' numbers before coming to the Jays indicated that he's on the spectrum of bad.
In 1997, for the Blue Jays, he was saddled with an 0-6 record, and in 50 IP, had an ERA of 6.48. He was totally ineffective for us the year after, posting a 9.53 ERA in 5 2/3 IP, before being put on the shelf for good.
Thank Christ for that! And if you didn't notice, he was REALLY bad.
After finishing his career with a 3-10 record, he took his $170,000 salary and promptly took it back to his home in the Dominican Republic.
If you want to kick a few bucks his way, click on my Paypal button above. I'll make sure he gets it, I swear!
Next Week: Pedro Fucking Borbon!