The Rays will open up a three-game set in Cleveland against the Indians on Monday. Indians manager Terry Francona took the opportunity to roast Rays manager Kevin Cash with a “tribute” on the video board at Progressive Field during batting practice. Via MLB.com’s Jordan Bastian:
The message, next to a picture of Cash in a Red Sox uniform, reads:
How bad is Kevin Cash at the plate?
Cash’s career batting stats: .183/.248/.278
In the history of Major League Baseball, among all non-pitchers with at least 650 plate appearances, Kevin Cash is the 5th worst OPS+ of all time.
The video board didn’t include Cash’s OPS+, which is 37. 100 is the average.
Of course, Francona wasn’t much better. He hit .274/.300/.351 in his career for an 81 OPS+. Still, more than double Cash’s, though.