Those are some big glasses, let me tell ya. 1987 was Vance Law‘s last year with the Expos, and he made it count, just barely edging above a 100 OPS+ for only the second time in his career.
El Presidente! Dennis Martinez was one of the greatest Expos pitchers to take the hill. He joined Montreal in 1986 from the Orioles and had a pretty lousy back-end of the season with the Expos, but he redeemed himself in 87, going 11-4 with a 3.30 ERA.
Bob McClure was another player who joined the Expos in 86. He came from Milwaukee and had a pretty decent back end of the season. He continued on to be a pretty reliable middle reliever in 87.
Andy McGaffigan was another 1986 pick-up from the Giants, but he spent the entire 86 season with the Expos, swinging between middle relief and starting. He did some really good work in 86, then was decent in 87. Looking at his stats, I realize he was pretty underrated. That’s cool! That’s exactly why I do these team sets, to learn this stuff.
I never paid a whole lot of attention to Al Newman‘s career. By the time this card came out, he had moved on to the Twins. He had only been a part-time player up to this point with the Expos, but much like the rest of his career, he didn’t hit much with Montreal. We’re talking about a guy who topped out at a 78 OPS+. In 1986, he had a 43 OPS+. Wonder why the Expos got rid of him?