There were several also-rans besides Francoeur . Most of these guys likely would have made the list if Mac’s list had been static, as they’re better Braves than the guys who were Nos. 40-44 in the Original List. But with the addition of seven new players, they no longer can bump somebody off. But they’re worth an honorable mention.
Last year I did nothing of note that cost the Braves wins or helped win any games (unless you count wearing my lucky Braves hat.) I finished the season what Skip Caray would say were ideal stats for a reliever (0-0 0.00 ERA 0 blown saves in 0 save chances.)
Many, many thanks to Mac for my own little virtual soapbox. This is the most fun I’ve had writing in a long time. I hope that you’ve enjoyed either remembering these guys with me or else learning a little about the Braves’ history and players.
Righthanded Hitting, Righthanded Throwing C
Seasons with Braves: 1978-89
Career Stats with Braves: .242/.320/.299, 18 HR, 260 RBI, 214 RS
Eggs, a fine defensive catcher with a banjo bat, makes the Left Behind Squad on his glove. I think Bruce is slightly underestimated as a batter and greatly underappreciated as a receiver. He made the All-star Team twice,…
Rule 5 Pickup: The Left Behinders made a serious drafting mistake. I neglected to grab Pat Jarvis last week when Mac ejected him from the Elect on his miscount. Pat should have been instantly put on the Left Behind 18 when Mac exposed him to waivers; see Mac’s detailed analysis below.