We are fans and we have favorite players and to certain extent, that makes it impossible to be completely objective. That being said, we do try to be as objective as possible.
To test this, we decided it might be fun to take a look at all the GBTs found in each morning’s “Hangover” since opening day and tally up how many times each player (and Joe Maddon) show up in the totals.
A few things to consider, before looking at the table…
- On a few occasions a player appeared in both The Good and The Bad or appeared on one of the lists twice (e.g. 2 Goods).
- The GBT is not meant to be exhaustive. Rather, it is an attempt to point out what we think were the biggest moments of each game or the moments that flew under the radar.
- Occasionally, something will show up in the GBT that is neither a player or coach (e.g. the umpires). These are not listed.
- On 2-3 mornings there was no GBT.
- You can find some notes on the table below…
Notes on the table…
- We typically list twice as many Goods as Bads. So maybe we aren’t as negative as some believe.
- Every single player that has appeared in the GBT, is listed under the Good at least once except for Rob Delaney and Manny Ramirez.
- Matt Joyce leads the way with 15 Goods. BJ Upton has the most Bads, but is also tied for second on the Goods list.
- The table is sorted by number of Goods. It looks like the players that have done the most “Good” for the Rays this season make up the top spots on the list.
Overall, we are pleased with how this list turned out and we were actually quite surprised how diverse the list was.