Players That Could’ve Been: A Look at Great Careers That Were Cut Short

Posted: 14th September 2009 by Sergio Valdez in MLB
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There have been many comments over the years about players whose careers have been shortened in one way or another; and "what could have been" had they not lost the playing time that they did. While there is no way to make up for that time or give credit for it, its fun to think about how some players might have turned out. For fun, I decided to create a lineup and starting pitching rotation of players who might have been a lot more than they are/were. Some people take exception to a few names that are both on and off my list. Feel free to add or comment as you see fit. Two names I am sure will come up are Gehrig and Clemente, as neither is on my team. Gehrig was 35 when he stopped playing and Clemente was 38. While Gehrig surely would have had three to five more good years left in hi ...

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