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Major League Baseball's Worst Awards for 2008

November 18, 2008 |  7:25 pm

         Tampa Bay Rays B.J. Upton ties the game sliding past Phillies Carlos Ruiz in game 5 of the World Series in Philadelphia last month.

OK, the Cy Young, Rookie of the Year and MVP awards have been doled out. Now, for the worst performances of the year in Major League Baseball for 2008. (Those of you with rotisserie teams probably already have these players memorized.)

BATTING

  • Most strikeouts, MARK REYNOLDS, Arizona Diamondbacks, 204
  • Most double plays, MIGUEL TEJADA, Houston Astros, 32
  • Caught stealing, B.J. UPTON, Tampa Bay Rays, 16
  • Outs made, JOSE REYES, New York Mets, 516

PITCHING

  • Home runs given up, BRANDON BACKE, Houston Astros, 36
  • Hits given up, MARK BUEHRLE, Chicago White Sox, 240
  • Losses, (3 tied with 17)
    BARRY ZITO, San Francisco Giants
    AARON HARANG, Cincinnati Reds
    JUSTIN VERLANDER, Detriot Tigers
  • Earned runs given up, NATE ROBERTSON, Detroit Tigers, 119
  • Wild pitches (2 tied with 17)
    TIM LINCECUM, San Francisco Giants
    MANNY PARRA, Milwaukee Brewers
  • Hit batsmen, DANIEL CABRERA, Baltimore Orioles, 18

-- Barry Stavro

Photo: Tampa Bay Rays B.J. Upton ties the game sliding past Phillies Carlos Ruiz in Game 5 of the World Series in Philadelphia last month. Credit: Michael Kubel / TMC

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