Wednesday, December 02, 2009

Name That Player #5

"Preserve Jon" leads with two correct with "Mike The Mac Guy" and "Andrew" just one behind. Time for Round 5.
This pitcher was drafted 4 times in the early 80's and walked more batters than he struck out in his MLB career.

Name that player!

22 comments:

harbesjb said...

is that not alex madrid?

Preserve Jon said...

Alex Madrid

Preserve Jon said...

Damnit!

Andrew said...

wow random. 11 total games with the Phils and 14 overall.

mike the mac guy said...

I see we traded Mike Young to get him - can someone (Jon?) fill me in on Mike Young? I seem to recall he arrived in Philly with great promise but never amounted to anything. We lost one of the best 'staches of all time in that trade, Rick Schu.

Corey said...

i'm impressed. we are going to have to make these things even harder.

Andrew said...

FYI - looks like The Rat is signing with the Braves.

GM-Carson said...

Seriously, how the hell did you get Alex Madrid? I don't even remember him, I just stumbled upon him when looking through some old Phillies teams. Impressive.

Preserve Jon said...

MTMG - Sorry, I have no memory of Mike Young. I surfed over to Baseball reference and saw that Philly appears to have been his second-to-last chance to make something of himself, though he bounced around to Milwaukee and Cleveland before calling it quits. My guess is that he was part of the whole Ron Jones-Phil Bradley-Glenn Wilson-Ron Roenicke outfield fiasco.

Preserve Jon said...

GM - A blog-follower (even one beaten out by two minutes. Seriously!) never reveals his secrets.

GM-Carson said...

Rumors-
Ed Wade (Astros GM) is looking at Brett Myers.

Phils may be interested in John Smoltz.

mike the mac guy said...

Thanks Jon, baseballlibrary dotcom had a nice paragraph too but still not helping my already hazy recollection. I remember the first time I heard of Texas's Michael Young I did a doubletake...

BTW I'm thinking of loading every photo, baseball card, google image etc. into iphoto's face recognition software in preparation for the next question. Corey, can you hold off Name that Player #6, say for about 12-14 weeks? ;-)

harbesjb said...

honestly the only reason I knew that was because over the weekend I was going through my baseball card collection with my nephew and I remember seeing his card saying who the heck is Alex Madrid.

Pretty bad collection with Alex Madrid in it.

Corey said...

or pretty good collection, depending on your persepctive.

harbesjb said...

I just put my Donruss 1988 Alex Madrid up for bid. Starting at $0.01...any buyers?

GM-Carson said...

I have thousands of baseball cards, and I love leafing through them recalling crappy players that were only around for a few games here and there. Good times.

GM-Carson said...

Isn't that the 1989 Donruss card on the site today? '88 was mostly a blue border. I know the '89 border because the famed Ken Griffey Jr. rookie card.

Preserve Jon said...

I guessed '88, but I'm not sure why. There was more green for '89, no?

小氣 said...

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GM-Carson said...

Gotta love this time of year, Phils also linked to JJ Putz, Rafael Betancourt, and Randy Wolf. Rumors abound...

Bob D said...

Pat "The Bat" Burrell rumored to be traded to the NL Cubs for Milton Bradley.

Bob D said...

Polanco rumored to be nearly signed by Phils. Im cool with that