View Full Version : Who is your favorite non-White Sox player in MLB?

Viva Magglio
05-21-2003, 10:13 PM
This time, I am asking you who your favorite active non-White Sox player (not including any ex-Sox) in Major League Baseball is. Mine is Carlos Baerga. Even though his better days are very well behind him, he is managing to hang on with the Arizona Diamondbacks (.329, 3 HR, 17 RBI).

05-21-2003, 10:17 PM
Well until you said no ex Sox, I was thinking Eldred, but I guess I'd go with Greg Maddux.

05-21-2003, 10:20 PM
I would have to say A-Rod or Barry Zito. I always try to make it to the park when those two teams are in town.

05-21-2003, 10:20 PM
Originally posted by nut_stock
Well until you said no ex Sox, I was thinking Eldred, but I guess I'd go with Greg Maddux.

that's tough. i like vlad a lot. i have a lot of respect for jason giambi's play but the fact that he's a yankee obviously turns me off. as for pitchers odalis perez, javier vazquez, and roy halladay are a few guys i'm big fans of.

05-21-2003, 10:21 PM
Luis Gonzalez. Now here's a guy i'd like to see roaming LF for us.

05-21-2003, 10:23 PM
Eric Chavez, dude....he's simply amazing. He's still playing well, even with his injury. actually, i like that whole oakland a's team. they're powerhouses.

05-21-2003, 10:23 PM
Rafael Palmeiro - sweetest swing ever.

05-21-2003, 10:23 PM
Eric Chavez.

05-21-2003, 10:23 PM
I absolutely cannot stand the D-Backs, but for some odd reason I have always liked Curt Schilling.

05-21-2003, 10:26 PM
I'm not quite sure why but AJ Burnett has become one of my favorite players. Since he is out for the season I guess my next choice would be Ichiro.

05-21-2003, 10:29 PM
From a standpoint of humilty, lack of selfishness, caring about team performance over individual stats, and all out hustle, I have to go with Sammy Sosa. :D:

But my favorite player to watch hit is Edgar Martinez.

05-21-2003, 10:30 PM
I like Curt Schilling a lot. Not only is he a great pitcher but he is an extremely bright guy. One of the few athletes that I like to listen to talk. I also like Nomar and David Eckstein and I have a strange obsession with Brad Ausmus.

I could keep going but I'll stop. I like a lot of players.

05-21-2003, 10:31 PM

05-21-2003, 10:32 PM
Brian Giles - he's the Mags of the NL. Kenny Lofton is a close runner up.

duke of dorwood
05-21-2003, 10:38 PM
Jim Edmonds

05-21-2003, 10:43 PM
Forgot to add Eric Byrnes. Good lord, that man is insane.

05-21-2003, 11:00 PM
1. VERNON Wells
2. CARLOS Delgot-it
3. MIKE Piazza
5. THOME now that he has left the dam Tribe
6. JOSE Vidro
7. SAMMI "the roid" Sosa
7. JIM Edmonds BE GOOD

05-21-2003, 11:08 PM
Mark Johnson, but since you said no ex-Sox were allowed, then I'd have to say Barry Bonds or Rickey Henderson.

05-21-2003, 11:13 PM
Richie Sexson

05-21-2003, 11:22 PM
My favorite all time player is Brett Favre. But since we're talking MLB.....
I like most of the Brewers roster because I love underdogs and underrated/unheralded players. Sexson, Jenkins, Sheets, Helms, Vandy, Podsednik (best name in the majors)

But as far as quality players I'd have to say Bonds, Ichiro, and Gagne.

05-22-2003, 01:32 AM
I gotta go with Jody Gerut since I know him, but otherwise, Richie Sexson.

05-22-2003, 04:26 AM
Gonna have to go with Eric Gagne

05-22-2003, 07:17 AM
Wow, I'm surprised that I'm gonna be the first to mention Ichiro.

Ever since the Terrance Long play...

05-22-2003, 07:28 AM
It would be "The Ironman" had he not retired...now I don't really have a favorite player.

05-22-2003, 08:45 AM
Darin Erstad.

He's hurt a little more often than you'd like, but the guy plays the game the way it was meant to be played. All hustle.

05-22-2003, 09:02 AM

Yeah, I am going with the big names, but it is always good baseball with those guys.

Rocky Soprano
05-22-2003, 09:05 AM
Nomar Garciaparra

05-22-2003, 04:48 PM
Originally posted by MarqSox
I gotta go with Jody Gerut since I know him, but otherwise, Richie Sexson.

WHO does Jody Gerut play for?? BE GOOD

05-22-2003, 04:56 PM
Pitchers: Clemens, Percival, Kevin Brown

Position players: Vlad Guerrero, Eckstein, Shawn Green

OEO Magglio
05-22-2003, 05:03 PM
WHO does Jody Gerut play for??
The Indians

But my three favorites got to be Erubial Durazo, Joel Pineiro, and Eric Byrnes.

WhiteSox = Life
05-22-2003, 05:04 PM
I've always really liked Jeff Bagwell. Best stance in baseball and he's a tremendous hitter and plays pretty good first base, too.

He's a really good player, but often lost in the shuffle of the BIG superstars.

Here's to you, Bags!


Bobby Thigpen
05-22-2003, 06:12 PM
Randy Johnson- the way he controls a game is amazing. One of the best pitchers ever. Well, at least for the last 7 years. The only non Sox player I have ever contemplated getting one of his jerseys.

Fernando Vina- I love watching this guy. I really think he'd give his right arm to get on base and help his team out.

Albert Pujols- emerging as one of the great hitters in the game.

Foulke You
05-22-2003, 06:16 PM
Nomar Garciaparra (Red Sox)- Would love to see him in a ChiSox uni one day. Exciting hitter, solid glove, good clubhouse guy, and a fan favorite in Boston. As they say in Boston "No-mah is God"

Honorable Mention- David Eckstein (Angels) Randy Johnson (D'Backs)

Ol Aches & Pains
05-22-2003, 06:57 PM
Ichiro, nobody else is close. He is so much fun to watch.

And an honorable mention to Derek Jeter, a money player if there ever was one. The play he made in the playoffs in Oakland a couple of years ago was worthy of Ichiro, it was that brilliant.

05-22-2003, 07:02 PM
Well it would have been Robin Ventura, but I'd probably have to say either Jim Edmonds, A.J. Pierzynski, Nomar Garciaparra, or Barry Zito... One of those guys, I haven't really ever given it that much thought.

05-22-2003, 07:17 PM
Pedro. Great pitcher and he gives great quotes.

After that I'd say Barry Bonds and Rickey Henderson.

05-22-2003, 07:21 PM
Originally posted by Ol Aches & Pains
And an honorable mention to Derek Jeter, a money player if there ever was one. The play he made in the playoffs in Oakland a couple of years ago was worthy of Ichiro, it was that brilliant.

I absolutely hate Jeter, he's the biggest wuss I've ever seen. :angry: BUT, that play at home was just awesome, one for the ages.

05-22-2003, 07:41 PM
Ichiro, absolutely.

05-22-2003, 08:45 PM
pujols, jose vidro, kevin milwood are all favorites of mine

05-22-2003, 11:27 PM
Len Sakata

A.T. Money
05-23-2003, 12:37 AM
I always thought Kevin Brown and Greg Maddux were cool.

05-23-2003, 01:02 AM
Mark Prior...I enjoy watching him pitch!

05-23-2003, 07:42 AM
Originally posted by Saracen
Rafael Palmeiro - sweetest swing ever.

Have you never seen Griffey Jr swing..?

05-23-2003, 09:31 AM
Was: Paul O'Neill - the ultimate professional
Is: Brian Giles - an all-stops-out winner wasted on a perennial doormat.

05-23-2003, 10:21 AM
Originally posted by steff3603
Have you never seen Griffey Jr swing..?

How about Barry Bond's swing?

05-23-2003, 12:11 PM
Originally posted by MHOUSE
How about Barry Bond's swing?

I love his, too. But Jr is just magical at the plate. The finess. It's amazing.

05-23-2003, 12:33 PM
Vlad Guerrero
Barry Zito
David Eckstein
Mike Sweeney
Tom Glavine
Gary Sheffield

05-23-2003, 11:32 PM
Nomah Gahciapahha!!!!
Great hitter, possibly the best defensive shortstop in the game today. I also would love to see him play for us.

05-24-2003, 08:57 PM
Eric Chavez, Barry Zito, Mark Mulder anyone from Oakland

05-26-2003, 02:09 PM
Roger Clemen's

I remember in 1986 when I got the entire TOPPS set for that year. Roger Clemens was my most cherished card. I remember watching Tom Seaver's 300th, what an accomplishment.

05-28-2003, 12:11 PM
It's easily Ichiro for me.

Mussina has been a favorite pitcher for a long time.