Limited a bright career
Learned this lesson late
Sierra's SABR Bio details how this extremely talented ballplayer's "stats above team" attitude kept him from being the ballplayer he was easily capable of becoming. He had a long career, a good career, but it could have been so much more.
He was the first player that I can remember ever thinking was a lock for the HOF. 30 years later and I still suck at picking future HOFers.ReplyDelete
Not sure I considered him a lock like Jon... but I did hoard Ruben's rookie cards because he could hit for power and average. But the thing I most remember him for was the A's trading Canseco for him.ReplyDelete