Saturday, August 11, 2012

Player Profile: Andrew Bailey

I have three cards of Andrew Bailey. This one is from 2011 Topps Heritage.

Playing career: Andrew Bailey was the AL Rookie of the Year in 2009, saving 26 games for Oakland. His save totals decreased by one each year – 25 in 2010 and 24 in 2011.

Where he is now: Traded to Boston before the 2012 season, he has spent the entire season the disabled list.

My memories: I hadn’t even heard of him when he won the Rookie of the Year award. A closer for a mediocre team wasn’t interesting enough to catch my attention in a weak year for rookies in the American League.

Google Autocomplete results: He is first when you type Andrew Ba, ahead of Andrew Bagby, a murder victim whose friend made a movie about him. Another prominent Andrew Bailey is the Director of the Banks & Building Societies Division of the FSA (the UK version of the SEC).

Coming up next: The next profile will be Bob Bailey.

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