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Bidding Farewell to the 2022 Retirees

Author: Nicholas Genova

 

With the PBDL now passing the decade old mark, many of the retiring players have significant playing histories.  In this article, we take a look at the three notable players that announced their retirement after the 2022 season.

SP Emir Dogramaci - Nicknamed "K9" for his feisty on field demeanor, Emir racked up a record of 62-55 over his career with an ERA of 3.86 playing for Philadelphia, Colorado, Vancouver and Toronto. Notably, he started his career with Philadelphia and returned there to end his career playing the final two seasons for the Flyers. He has two championships to his record, winning gold with Vancouver in 2019 and Silver with Toronto in 2020. He pitched all the way through his 43rd birthday and with over $7 million in career earnings, he should be fairly set in retirement.

2B Luis Duran - Duran's retirement came as a surprise to many as he had one year remaining on his contract that would have paid him over $500K and he was still an effective player for the Senators last year. That said, his playing time had been cut down over the past three seasons and he recorded a career low batting average of .209 in 2022. No one would've described Duran as a star, but he was a solid defensive second basemen who would rarely hurt you in a game. He hit 103 home runs during his 10 seasons playing for Nashville, Minnesota, St. Louis and Ottawa. He also won three gold glove awards, one at third base and two at second base. Unfortunately, he never did win a championship during his career.

SP Mike Coslett - A true all star that some may argue is deserving of hall of fame consideration despite the fact that he was only able to compile 10 seasons in the PBDL. With 86 wins, a 3.35 career ERA, 813 strikeouts and a cumulative WAR total of 34, Coslett in his prime was one of the most feared starting pitchers in the game. He won the bronze and silver finals with St. Louis and played a significant role in his teams success by going 6-0 combined in those two championship playoff seasons. Not surprisingly, Coslett also won pitcher of the year honors twice. Severe injury issues began to take their toll towards the end of his career. A torn elbow tendon at the end of 2020 forced him into a relief role in 2021. He attempted to return to the field in 2022 but blew out his elbow again during spring training thus missing the entirety of the 2022 season. Not an ideal way for a player of his caliber to head out, but he is a name that will not be forgotten.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 09 April 2014 15:07