Friday, February 25, 2011

Swing Sequences. Roberto Alomar and Carlos Baerga.

Two guys who came up with the Padres. In 1985 Robbie was drafted, while Carlos was signed as a free agent. Similar in size, and both played 2B for the bulk of their careers. They both played SS in the minors for at least one full season. 
Carlos was part of a trade for Joe Carter, Roberto was traded with Joe Carter.  
They each played for the Indians, Mets, Padres and Diamondbacks.
Robbie won 4 silver slugger awards, Carlos won 2.
Carlos was washed up at age 27, Robbie was effective until age 33. They both played their last season at age 36.
Two of my favorite players when they were active. I always wondered if Carlos was older than advertised. Or maybe Robbie's speed and better athleticism enabled him to avoid all of the collisions at 2B.

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