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#1 weird-O

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Posted 01 February 2013 - 11:45 AM

I heard an interesting topic on the radio.

The question is, who is your favorite active player that isn't on the team you root for? and why?

For me, it's probably Evan Longoria. his offensive and defensive skills speak for themselves, and he's also a very team first player. he keeps re-signing with TB without even a thought of exploring free agency, even though he could easily get much more money if he wanted to. one of his career goals is to be a 1 team guy, and he doesn't have a lot of off the field baggage.

I almost chose Ryan Zimmerman, but I sort of root for the nats, so I didn't think that was a good choice for this conversation.
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#2 durango46

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Posted 01 February 2013 - 07:53 PM

Clayton Kershaw

just think this guy is phenomenal

sorta been a closet Dodger fan since Eddie Murray left and went there

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Posted 01 February 2013 - 09:18 PM

Derek Jeter. Plays the game right. And that play in the 2001 playoffs against Oakland at home plate still amazes me because the shortstop is NOT suppose to be where he was.

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Posted 02 February 2013 - 02:34 AM

Austin Jackson

I've followed his career since he was a Yankee prospect. He's an awesome ballplayer and seems to be an all around nice guy.
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Posted 02 February 2013 - 06:15 AM

Longoria or Trout.

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Posted 02 February 2013 - 07:47 AM

Michael Morse I love to watch his crazy warm up swing. He's a team guy and has a great sense of humor. His "reenactment" homerun was an all time classic. I was hoping the O's would get him but now I'll have two reasons to see the Mariners when they come to town since Andino went there too.

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Posted 02 February 2013 - 07:55 AM

He had an off year in 2012 due to injury but Halladay. Really any dominant pitcher, just love watching a guy on the mound in total control.

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Posted 02 February 2013 - 09:52 AM

Buster Posey

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Posted 02 February 2013 - 10:28 AM

Greg Maddux, then Grady Sizemore. Also Ichiro, and A Gonzalez.
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Posted 02 February 2013 - 03:27 PM

If we're talking retired players also

love me some Griffey Jr.

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Posted 02 February 2013 - 03:36 PM

Mariano Rivera comes quickly to mind, although there are several. You will never be embarrassed to hold Rivera up to your son as a role model. Modest, classy...even Red Sox fans find it hard to boo him. He is the closest this generation has seen to a Stan Musial prototype. Admirable in every way.

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Posted 02 February 2013 - 06:26 PM

Halladay.
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Posted 07 February 2013 - 05:54 AM

Brian Roberts when he's healthy and Tim Lincecum, SF Giants when he's pitching well. What happened last year? Brian, please get better.

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Posted 07 February 2013 - 06:25 AM

He had an off year in 2012 due to injury but Halladay. Really any dominant pitcher, just love watching a guy on the mound in total control.


Halladay.


I agree. In this era of specialization, it's great to see a pitcher regularly go 8+.

#15 Jeebus

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Posted 07 February 2013 - 06:42 AM

The question is, who is your favorite active player that isn't on the team you root for? and why?


That's a clown question, bro.

Bryce Harper.

The most exciting young baseball player in over 40 years.

#16 Steveg85321

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Posted 07 February 2013 - 10:16 AM

Derek Jeter. Plays the game right. And that play in the 2001 playoffs against Oakland at home plate still amazes me because the shortstop is NOT suppose to be where he was.


This, and I agree with the example cited. I have also been a big fan of Ichiro.

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Posted 12 February 2013 - 09:22 AM

Even with his issues and his age starting to get up, give me Josh Hamilton...freak

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Posted 12 February 2013 - 10:23 AM

Even with his issues and his age starting to get up, give me Josh Hamilton...freak


JH seems like a good guy. that's a huge contract for a 30 HR guy.
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Posted 16 February 2013 - 08:05 AM

Yoenis Cespedes. Unfortunately only really see vs. O's and he tore them up last year.

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Posted 16 February 2013 - 09:06 AM

Can't think or anybody right off hand.

Back years ago I used to root for Kent Hrbek of the Twins.

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