#Hot Corner

Ultimate Replacement Level Player: Another candidate!

USA TODAY Sports

Last week, Tangotiger asked some tricky questions about figuring Replacement Level (which I'm not smart enough to answer, just in case you haven't noticed already).

Today, Tango wonders who should be the face of Replacement Level. Last week, FanGraphs suggested Alfredo Griffin. But Tango's got a different, more contemporary answer: Willie Bloomquist ... and in the process, becomes maybe the first writer in history to write Willie Bloomquist and Mariano Rivera in the same sentence:

Anyway, does anyone want to check if anyone else met the above conditions? Or, do we simply go with Willie, who has served us so well since I first nominated him seven years ago? What is fascinating about Willie is that HE NEVER GETS WORSE. If you win the worst player in the league all the way back in 2006, and you’re still playing without ever getting 500 PA in any season, you’ve really got something special. I love Willie in the same way that I love Mariano Rivera: they never get better, they never get worse. They just are there, every year, doing their thing, while everyone else around them succumbs to Father Time, or puts up some flukey year. There is no random variation when we talk about Willie and Mo.

Hey, works for me. The problem with Alfredo Griffin is that it's really hard for a lot of today's fans to relate to Alfredo Griffin. But who can't relate to Willie Bloomquist?

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

Join SBNation.com

You must be a member of SBNation.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SBNation.com. You should read them.

Join SBNation.com

You must be a member of SBNation.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SBNation.com. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.