Sunday, February 11, 2007

The All-Ballclub Team

I think something needs to be said, before we get into the preseason, about the Ballclub and what it stands for, its perspective on the league. I guess this'll become clear enough over time. I don't want to say anything that sealed-up and conclusive here, so I thought I'd pull together a list of players that are Ballclub Players. Taken collectively they represent whatever ethos we're gunning for here. Like all my ideas, it's not an original one, but I think it's a worthy project to set down what it is we're trying to do here.

It's no supposed to be the best players, which would be boring, and who am I to say? Or even my personal favorites at any given time, because who cares. It's just the All-Ballclub Team. We'll let you decide what it adds up to.

Torii HunterIt's safe to say that the most Ballclub pitcher in the league is Dontrelle Willis. The most Ballclub position player is without question Jose Reyes. Here's the rest of the list in alphabetical order.
  1. Carlos Beltran
  2. Milton Bradley
  3. Mike Cameron
  4. Robinson Cano
  5. Endy Chavez
  6. Shin-Shoo Choo
  7. Carl Crawford
  8. Coco Crisp
  9. Carlos Delgado
  10. Jermain Dye
  11. Adam Everett
  12. Sal Fasano
  13. Prince Fielder
  14. Nomar Garciaparra
  15. Bill Hall
  16. Felix Hernandez
  17. Orlando Hernandez
  18. Ryan Howard
  19. Torii Hunter
  20. Ichiro
  21. Francisco Liriano
  22. Pedro Martinez
  23. Joe Mauer
  24. David Ortiz
  25. Jonathan Papelbon
  26. Jose Reyes
  27. Mariano Rivera
  28. Francisco Rodriguez
  29. C.C. Sabathia
  30. Reggie Sanders
  31. Ervin Santana
  32. Johan Santana
  33. Alfonso Soriano
  34. Nick Swisher
  35. Chien-Ming Wang
  36. Vernon Wells
  37. Dontrelle Willis
  38. David Wright
  39. Delmon Young
  40. Joel Zumaya
  41. Bill "Spaceman" Lee (member emeritus)
So, you ask, who would be the least Ballclub player in the league? That's a good question, and there's a lot of ways to answer it, but for now let's say Jeff Kent.

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