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The Legend of Scrappy McVeteran

Once there was an aging veteran, or two, whose place on the team was questioned by bloggers. His name? Scrappy McVeteran. Some wondered why a player with declining skills should not be replaced with someone like Youngy McPotential, but Scrappy McVeteran had intangibles. He could do things like "be veterany" and "give advice", you know he was like a coach on the field (well he really wasn't on the field much, but he was on it sometimes). People wondered if it wasn't coaches who were actually paid to give advice (they said this was called coaching), but Scrappy McVeteran could be old and play, sometimes, whereas coaches could only be old and give advice (coach). So the next time you think Youngy McPotential should a bench player, just remember the tale of Scrappy McVeteran, and Jason Michaels, and Ramon Vazquez, and Bobby Crosby, and Ryan Church, and Nate McLouth, and Matt Diaz. Remember them, because they may have all been bad major league baseball players, but they were all gritty, and WAR can never measure grit!

Author's Note: Combined WAR for the players above was -4.4.

This is a FanPost and does not necessarily reflect the views of the managing editor (Charlie) or SB Nation. FanPosts are written by Bucs Dugout readers.

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