Oakland Athletics: 30 Worst Players in Franchise History

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Dan Meyer

Dan Meyer spent the last four years of his MLB career with the Oakland Athletics, but he unfortunately did not find that much success while wearing Green and Gold. Even though he had already had a long, mediocre career, his skills continued to decline further by the time he joined Oakland. The A’s originally acquired Meyer in a trade with the Seattle Mariners in 1981. Meyer had an average first season with Oakland in 1982, but it went downhill from there.

During the 1983 season, Meyer batted below .200 in his first 69 games played that season and ended up spending most of the year on the bench. Because of his poor offense, Meyers started the 1984 season in the Minor Leagues. He did pretty well with the A’s Triple-A affiliate that year and was called up in September. He put up impressive numbers in the 20 games he played, batting .318 with a .864 OPS. Unfortunately, his success did not last.

In 1985, Meyer went hitless in 12 at-bats to begin the season. He just could not produce offensively that year, and the A’s decided to let him go on May 26. He bounced around in the Minor Leagues after being released, but never appeared in the majors again. Looking back on his career, Meyer is considered one of the worst players of the 20th century even though many thought he was quite good during his playing days. Like many of the other players on this list, his lack of production makes him one of the worst players in Athletics history.

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