In what had to be the least satisfying trade in MLB history, the Braves sent pitchers Kevin Coffman and Kevin Blankenship to the Cubs for Jody Davis. The two hurlers combined to win 1 for Chicago while Davis hit .161 in 267 AB’s as a Brave, earning him a spot on our countdown of the 20 worst players.
That the Braves were able to find a taker for Coffman is surprising enough. He was the worst pitcher on the worst team in Braves history, walking 54, with just 24 K’s, in 67 innings for the ’88 club.
His walks per 9 IP ratio with the Braves was double his K/9 — 7.4 to 3.7. Add a hit per inning and you’ve got a putrid 1.830 WHIP. He was even worse on the North Side, finishing his career with a 1.934 WHIP in 110.2 IP.