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    Favorite non-Reds in baseball

    Been a while since I think since we've had this thread. List some of your favorite players in the MLB who aren't on our team, or guys you just root for, for one reason or another. Feel free to include former Reds though.


    For me:

    Zack Grienke
    Huston Street
    Chipper Jones
    Clay Zevada
    Ricky Romero
    Vladimir Guerrero
    Ichiro
    Cliff Lee
    Ryan Rowland-Smith
    Evan Longoria
    Justin Duchscherer
    Adam Dunn
    Ryan Braun (probably the only in-division guy on my list, he's just too damn good)
    Josh Willingham
    Michael Cuddyer
    Jeremy Guthrie (I started rooting for the guy when he was struggling with the Indians, and I was disapointed we didn't pick him up when the Orioles did)
    Adrian Gonzalez
    Chris Young (Padres)
    "Since I've been with the Reds in 1989, we've never had a farm system this loaded," Bowden said. "If we were the New York Yankees and had unlimited dollars, we could have traded for Colon, (Jeff) Weaver, Rolen, (Cliff) Floyd, (Kenny) Rogers and Finley and gotten them all -- and still held onto our top five prospects. That's an amazing statement."

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    Re: Favorite non-Reds in baseball

    Hmmm... I think I'll do one for every team in baseball...

    Baltimore - Brian Matusz
    Boston - Jacoby Ellsbury
    Chi Sox - Mark Buehrle
    Cleveland - Grady Sizemore
    Detroit - Miggy Cabrera
    KC - Billy Butler
    LAA - Howie Kendrick
    Minny - Joe Mauer
    NYY - Robinson Cano
    Oakland - Kurt Suzuki
    Seattle - Felix Hernandez
    TB - Evan Longoria
    Texas - Josh Hamilton
    Toronto - Adam Lind

    Washington - Ryan Zimmerman
    STL - Albert Pujols
    SF - Tim Lincecum
    SD - Chase Headley
    Pitt - Andrew McCutchen
    Philly - Chase Utley
    Mets - Johan Santana
    Mil - Prince Fielder
    LAD - Clayton Kershaw
    Houston - Hunter Pence
    Marlins - Hanley Ramirez
    Rockies - Troy Tulowitzki
    Cubs - Swine Flu
    Altanta - Jason Heyward
    DBacks - Justin Upton
    2010 Mock Draft Selections (picking for Rays)

    Bryce Brentz
    Brandon Workman
    Kris Bryant
    Matt Lipka
    Rick Hague

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    Re: Favorite non-Reds in baseball

    Pablo Sandoval
    Austin Kearns
    Adam Dunn

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    Re: Favorite non-Reds in baseball

    Jason Heyward
    Justin Upton
    Evan Longoria
    Prince Fielder
    Adam Dunn
    Grady Sizemore
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    2010 Attendance Record: 2-9
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    Re: Favorite non-Reds in baseball

    Kevin youkilis
    Matt Kemp
    Brian McCann
    Tim Lincecum
    Nyjer Morgan
    Chone Figgins
    Ryan Braun
    if he makes it up (for all I know, he may be up now) Angel Salome
    Alcides Escobar

    The last three from watching in person in A ball.
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    Re: Favorite non-Reds in baseball

    Hideki Matsui
    Let's play two!!!

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    Re: Favorite non-Reds in baseball

    Justin Upton
    Jason Heyward
    Evan Longoria
    Ben Zobrist

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    Re: Favorite non-Reds in baseball

    Orioles:
    Brian Roberts (Get well soon! He's on the DL right now. )
    Nick Markakis
    Brian Matusz
    Matt Weiters

    Angels:
    Kendry Morales
    Jered Weaver
    Mike Napoli
    Tori Hunter

    Should Still be an Angel: :
    John Lackey
    David Eckstein

    Twins:
    Denard Span
    Joe Mauer

    Rockies:
    Todd Helton
    Troy Tulowitski

    Rays:
    Evan Longoria
    Carlos Pena
    Ben Zobrist
    "I tried to play golf, but I found out I wasn't very good." -Joey Votto on his offseason hobby search

    An MLB.com reporter asked what one thing Votto couldn’t do. “I can’t skate or play hockey,” Votto said. “Well, I can skate ... but I can’t stop.”

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    Re: Favorite non-Reds in baseball

    Willy Taveras
    Cory Patterson
    Eric Milton

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    Re: Favorite non-Reds in baseball

    Pujols (real stretch here, but I picked him up as a waiver claim in my fantasy keeper league when he was in A-ball, and he's anchored my team ever since)

    I'm a pretty big Rockies fan and Carlos Gonzalez is going to be a superstar. He basically does everything well. Ubaldo Jimenez is getting some national pub from his no-hitter, but he's always been easy to root for.

    Favorite to watch: Ichiro, Torii Hunter
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    Re: Favorite non-Reds in baseball

    Adam Dunn
    Chase Utley
    Troy Tulowitski
    Denard Span
    Billy Butler
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    Re: Favorite non-Reds in baseball

    Jr.
    Dunn
    Shane Victorino
    Franklin Gutierrez
    Grady Sizemore
    Chone Figgens
    Matt Kemp
    Pablo Sandoval
    Reid Brignac (my girlfriend's best friend is dating him)
    Barry Zito (a friend of a friend. Very funny, zany guy)
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    Re: Favorite non-Reds in baseball

    Hmm, I tend to like guys for different reasons so I'll just list guys who aren't obvious types. But besides these guys I tend to like the guys who seemingly do everything gracefully (Larkin, Roberto Alomar Jr., Josh Hamilton, Ichiro are the best examples) and/or the classy hardworking blue collar stars (Ripken, Utley, Jeter, O-Dog, Ryan Zimmerman etc). Just a few off the top of my head.

    Kevin Millar (that guy would be a blast to hang out with)
    Jeremy Affeldt (has a great sense of humor)
    Craig Counsell (the guy is just a gamer and tends to play above his head always)
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    Re: Favorite non-Reds in baseball

    Quote Originally Posted by Johnny Footstool View Post
    Adam Dunn
    Chase Utley
    Troy Tulowitski
    Denard Span
    Billy Butler
    Good list. Add Ichiro and its my list too.
    "All I can tell them is pick a good one and sock it." --BABE RUTH

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