Least valuable pitcher of the 2000s

And the anti-Cy Young Award goes to … right-hander and Aruban knight Sidney Ponson

Updated: December 16, 2009, 3:08 PM ET
By Jerry Crasnick | ESPN.com

In July 2006, when the New York Yankees took a flier on troubled pitcher Sidney Ponson, general manager Brian Cashman expressed hope that Ponson's recovery from alcohol issues might lead to a new and more productive phase of his career.

"He's been dry since August," Cashman told reporters.

In hindsight, that might be the nicest thing a major league executive has said about Ponson in the past five years.

Ponson was far from the worst pitcher to don a big league uniform in the ...

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