MLB teams need their stars to perform like their entire career to fulfill their purpose.
When that doesn’t happen, it’s time to dump her and move on.
These three MLB firms certainly expected more from these three players, whose 2022 numbers were extremely disappointing.
3. Javier Base, SS, Detroit Tigers
One of the five big free agent shortstops in the offseason, Javier Beaz decided to take his talent to Detroit, signing a six-year, $ 140 million deal with the Tigers.
Detroit was supposed to create a team capable of challenging for a post-season spot.
But a number of things went wrong, including Bayez’s performance and they are currently fourth in the AL Central Division with a 15-28 record.
Baez is reducing a potrid with three homers in 2022.201 / .241 / .321.
That’s not going to cut it.
He was able to do much more, as he did last season, where he batted .265 / .319 / .494 between the Chicago Cubs and the New York Mets with 31 homers and 18 steels.
He showed off his elite range at shortstops, but Detroit needed his power-speed combo and timely hits to get the chance.
His batting average won’t be too high, but Homer and Steels should come for Slager.
2. Robbie Ray, SP, Seattle Mariners
During the offseason, the Seattle Mariners signed a five-year, $ 115 million deal with reigning AL Sai Young winner Robbie Ray that would be the ace of a new roster.
After all, Roy ended a strong 2021 with the Toronto Blue Jays, where he led the American League in ERA (2.84), ERA + (154), innings (193 1/3), and WHIP (1.045).
This is not what the Mariners thought they were getting.
So far, Ray has a 4.75 ERA in 60.2 innings
Control was a problem for him in the past, but at a rate of 3.12 walks per nine frames, it was not a big problem in 2022.
His strikeout was slightly lower than in 2021, and less than his command.
Ray is good enough that we can say that he has a good chance to bounce to the end, but at the moment, the Marines must have expected better results.
Robbie Ray and Winker’s struggle doesn’t help
– Sam Aichel (E SamEichel1) May 26, 2022
1. Marcus Semien, 2B / SS, Texas Rangers
The Texas Rangers had a surprisingly good offseason, with two top-tier infielders added for 500 million.
One of them, Marcus Semian, penned a seven-year, $ 175 million contract after spending a great year in Toronto.
But Semien is one of the worst regulars among the majors.
He’s batting .185 / .242 / .247 and still couldn’t hit his first home run when we moved into the third month of the season.
He stole four bases, but is extremely disappointing for the Rangers, who must have had higher expectations after leading the Majors in the Vince Above Replacement (WAR) during 2019-2021.
If you consider that he scored 45 home runs, 115 runs, 102 runs and stole 15 bags with Blue Jays, you would wonder where that production went.
Semion should start hitting by the end, but it won’t even go near last year’s numbers with the kind he started.
Rangers fans are still waiting to see the first sign of Semion’s life on the plate.
Marcus Semien is hitting 45 home runs in 2021 and not having a home run until May 20, 2022 is not only disappointing for Rangers fans but also one of the weirdest game oddities I’ve ever seen.
– Patrick Nolan (oxSoxMach_pnoles) May 21, 2022