Gotta love Jayson Stark. He's got a posting about the dubious achievements of the Aughts. What jumped out at me is how many times Livan Hernandez's name appears:
MOST LOSSES: Livan Hernandez (112), but Javier Vazquez is six back if Livan doesn't find work.
MOST HITS ALLOWED: Livan Hernandez (2,230), meaning Livan has given up 500 more hits in the '00s than Derek Jeter has gotten.
MOST RUNS ALLOWED: Livan again (1,053), which means the only player in baseball who has scored more runs in the '00s than Hernandez has allowed is A-Rod (1,112).
Oh yeah, Livan's earned over $50 million during his career, $45.8m of that was "earned" during the 00's. Professional ballclubs saw fit to lavish Livan with millions to pitch well below league average.
At least Fat Sidney Ponson only "earned" about $23m over that same time frame. Wow, I guess I would rather have had Fat Sid for half the price of Livan. Who woulda thunk THAT?
[And if you look at both Ponson's and Livan's B-R profiles, you will see that the player they each most closely resemble during their age 26 and 27 years is... EACH OTHER! Priceless!]