Michael Barrett – 2007 Topps
March 7, 2011
May 20, 2006
A day so glorious that the Tribune has an entire gallery on-line. Still!
Oh, and in case you don’t remember…
Barrett could hit, for the most part. (See above, heh…)
But as a catcher, he was a third baseman.
As a third baseman, he was a catcher.
His offensive WAR was 7.9. His defensive WAR was -7.6
And you have to be extra special bad to accumulate that negative WAR in fielding.
Still, you gotta admire his spunk. And while he was persona non-grata in Chicago after fighting with Carlos Zambrano, I think that fight needs to be taken in context with Zambrano and the Cubs recent histories.