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areilly
05-25-2006, 01:25 PM
I was thinking about this the other day. The Sox have a lot of good hitters, some tremendous defensive abilities, and of course some stellar pitching. But which Sox player do you think is the best all-around player? Who on the current team "has it all?"

My vote goes to JD. I know there are better hitters, better runners, and better fielders on the team, but taking everything as a whole I'd say he's our most well-rounded. He's a power threat AND has speed on the basepaths AND make some amazing plays out there in right.


Discuss.

daveeym
05-25-2006, 01:36 PM
I was thinking about this the other day. The Sox have a lot of good hitters, some tremendous defensive abilities, and of course some stellar pitching. But which Sox player do you think is the best all-around player? Who on the current team "has it all?"

My vote goes to JD. I know there are better hitters, better runners, and better fielders on the team, but taking everything as a whole I'd say he's our most well-rounded. He's a power threat AND has speed on the basepaths AND make some amazing plays out there in right.


Discuss. Gotta go with Tadahito with what he's doing this year.

ode to veeck
05-25-2006, 01:37 PM
can I vote for all of them?

maurice
05-25-2006, 01:38 PM
I voted for Tad. Many of the guys on the list don't deserve even a single vote. We're talking two dimensions, tops.

soxfan13
05-25-2006, 01:46 PM
I have to go with mr DYE

slobes
05-25-2006, 01:54 PM
Crede, Dye, and Iguchi all put up a fight, but I gotta go with Tadahito here.

JohnBasedowYoda
05-25-2006, 01:55 PM
My vote is Tadahito. He's good with the bat, can move guys over and hit for power. He can steal you an occasional base. He plays a good 2nd base. I can't recall many or any baserunning blunders, but maybe could stand to get better jumps.

If I could vote for #2 I'd pick Crede. He's not much in speed on the paths, but he's heads up. His bat has come around but will it stay hot? Stellar defense.

It's close but Tadahito.

Chips
05-25-2006, 01:56 PM
Am I the only one who is going to vote for Ross Gload?

batmanZoSo
05-25-2006, 01:56 PM
I went with Dye, partly because he's my favorite player. When he's healthy, he can do it all at least better than average. And he has a gold glove to his credit. Tadahito's definitely up there too on this team for having all the tools.

cbotnyse
05-25-2006, 01:57 PM
my vote is for Crede...his defense has been bordering on flawless....and his bat has been pretty good too....I think he is one of the elite infielders in the game.

Lip Man 1
05-25-2006, 02:01 PM
The best all around Sox player I ever saw was Dick Allen.

The guy could hit and hit for power. He was a good fielder, never made a mistake on the bases and knew how to do the small things, like take the correct lead off a base.

He really was a sharp guy in terms of Baseball IQ.

Lip

samram
05-25-2006, 02:05 PM
Am I the only one who is going to vote for Ross Gload?

Yes.

I voted for Tadahito.

kwolf68
05-25-2006, 02:07 PM
Am I the only one who is going to vote for Ross Gload?

Yes, If the rest of us are smart. :tongue:

I'm torn between Dye, Tad, and Crede

Chips
05-25-2006, 02:16 PM
Yes, If the rest of us are smart. :tongue:

I'm torn between Dye, Tad, and Crede

Gload can do anything. Play first, left, right, center, DH. He has a career average of .284.

drewcifer
05-25-2006, 02:19 PM
Right now.... I'd have to say AJ.

He's hitting for the highest average on the team among players over 100 ABs, his fielding numbers continue to be damn near flawless, our winning percentage is better when he's in, our pitching peripherals are also better (which says alot about his game calling), and he's a troublemaker.

So for now, I'll pick him.

DaleJRFan
05-25-2006, 02:19 PM
Dye has the total package as does Iguchi, good baserunning, defense, hit for power and average, but I had to vote for Crede. He wears high socks. Its all about the high socks!!

DaleJRFan
05-25-2006, 02:21 PM
Gload can do anything. Play first, left, right, center, DH. He has a career average of .284.

It's amazing how many people think that Gload is a good ballplayer after hitting 320 in 04 and tearing up AAA in 05.. yet he is the 25th man on this club.

What a team!

maurice
05-25-2006, 02:27 PM
Gload can do anything. Play first, left, right, center, DH.

:tealpolice:

Chips
05-25-2006, 02:31 PM
It's amazing how many people think that Gload is a good ballplayer after hitting 320 in 04 and tearing up AAA in 05.. yet he is the 25th man on this club.

What a team!

I picked him for the hell of it. He's a great bench player. We don't pay him that much and if we need him, he's there.

daveeym
05-25-2006, 02:31 PM
:tealpolice: Come on, Dye can play short and Pablo can do everything but pitch.

Law11
05-25-2006, 02:33 PM
I think Dye is the best athlete on the team best overall player
is a toss up for me comparing hitting, defense, speed, awareness in key situations. Dye and Iguchi..

nsdjoe
05-25-2006, 02:53 PM
I voted for Clutch.

miker
05-25-2006, 02:59 PM
Tadahito is the best all-around player, but once again this is a team that is better than the sum of their parts.

Bobbo35
05-25-2006, 04:07 PM
I have to go with Iguchi just because he has been consistent since he came to the Sox last year.

SkeetSkeetAmit
05-25-2006, 04:27 PM
I voted Anderson cuz at first, I didn't read the first post, so I voted on best athlete. I guess I need to learn to read directions.

ShoelessJoeS
05-25-2006, 04:32 PM
Pablo Ozuna can do it all.

PicktoCLick72
05-25-2006, 04:51 PM
Crede. Best Fielder, most cLutch on the team, and he's not that slow.

Jjav829
05-25-2006, 06:05 PM
It's gotta be Iguchi. We don't really have many great all-around players. Iguchi is the closest thing.

HomeFish
05-25-2006, 06:24 PM
Dye continues to be the most underrated player on this team, as this thread just proves.

I can see a case for Iguchi, but Dye just has a much longer track record of doing what he's doing.

RKMeibalane
05-25-2006, 06:29 PM
Why is Slowswing in the poll?

Jjav829
05-25-2006, 06:34 PM
Dye continues to be the most underrated player on this team, as this thread just proves.

I can see a case for Iguchi, but Dye just has a much longer track record of doing what he's doing.

Huh? Dye is 2nd in the poll, right behind Iguchi. So how is this poll underrating Dye? Assuming by "all-around," we are talking about the five tools, then Dye and Iguchi are 1 and 2. The order just depends on opinion.

FWIW, I don't disagree with you that Dye is underrated on this team. I just don't think this poll proves that.

IlliniSox4Life
05-25-2006, 06:45 PM
I had to go with Crede. His defense is the best on the team, and he is the most clutch hitter. Iguchi and Dye are also very good. You can't really go wrong with any of the three.

Chips
05-25-2006, 07:03 PM
Why is Chris Singelton listed?:?:

Chisox003
05-25-2006, 07:08 PM
Why is Chris Singelton listed?:?:
The real question is not why, but WHO voted for him?

Gotta be Goooooch with JD right behind.

1 Dog
05-25-2006, 08:02 PM
Has to be between Tadahito Iguchi and Jermaine Dye. I voted Dye because I know he can hit anywhere in the order as needed. I assume that Iguchi can, based on his occasional power outbursts. (His overall baseball IQ and skills make me think so, also.) Iguchi is probably my favorite player on the team, but I have no real proof that he can hit for power consistently.

Basically, I agree that Dye has been doing it longer in MLB.

batmanZoSo
05-25-2006, 08:08 PM
The real question is not why, but WHO voted for him?

Gotta be Goooooch with JD right behind.

That's why my polls are always public. I say we all should get a voice and own up to it. :D:

Chips
05-25-2006, 08:13 PM
That's why my polls are always public. I say we all should get a voice and own up to it. :D:

All polls should be public.

vegyrex
05-25-2006, 08:16 PM
Its a tough call between Crede, Dye, and Iguchi.

Isn't it nice we have these three guys on this team? :smile:

I had to vote Tadahito. I think the best is yet to come.

JB98
05-25-2006, 08:59 PM
I'm going with JD. Iguchi would be second, then Crede.

viagracat
05-25-2006, 09:06 PM
I voted for Iguchi. He does it all. But I agree it's a tough call. What a nice situation to have. :smile:

IlliniSox4Life
05-25-2006, 09:17 PM
The sad thing is that I doubt any of these guys will make it onto the all-star team from the fan vote.

BV2005
05-26-2006, 12:39 AM
chris singleton? is color comentary part of being all around good.

MrRoboto83
05-26-2006, 12:56 AM
Dye gets my vote, cause he is on track for a career year.

MrRoboto83
05-26-2006, 12:57 AM
chris singleton? is color comentary part of being all around good.

are you saying his broadcasting skills are good? aahhheemmm, summon the teal police??

soxruleEP
05-26-2006, 07:48 AM
Am I the only one who is going to vote for Ross Gload?

Unless you forgot to put that in teal, only when they can pull themselves away from the crack pipe.

kevin57
05-26-2006, 08:45 AM
Never in my wildest nightmares did I ever think that I would select Joe Crede for this distinction...but in the midst of a well-balanced team effort, he is a stand-out.

VenturaSoxFan23
05-26-2006, 10:13 AM
Damn, I meant to vote Crede but I clicked the wrong button and picked Gload.

Although a lot of you make good suggestions on Dye and Iguchi. I think Dye is one of the most underrated players in the AL.

Sox-on-TV44
05-26-2006, 11:13 AM
I would love to say all of them.

But I got to go with Joe Crede.If he's not doing it at the plate,his fielding does the talking.

Allright.Who the wiseguy that vote for Chris Singleton?

areilly
05-26-2006, 12:02 PM
Why is Slowswing in the poll?

Every position player on the active roster was included...because people on this board say some surprising things.

And I mean that in both a good and bad way.
:cool:

As for Singleton, I'm assuming that's an anonymous mod's way of having fun with this thread.

Frater Perdurabo
05-26-2006, 12:07 PM
Dye, Crede and Iguchi are the three best all-around players. All can hit for decent average and power, play the field very well and have good baseball smarts. So, I had to break the tie by "deciding" which one was most versatile. Crede has played shortstop once or twice. So has Dye, who also has played at first base. Iguchi's only played second with the Sox; I'm not sure he would have the arm strength to play third base, center or right. Dye's also played first. I don't think any of them could play catcher very well, but it seems that of the three, Dye most readily could play CF in an emergency. He doesn't have blazing speed, but he's faster than Crede.

I voted for Dye. In addition to playing RF at a high level (meaning he would be a fantastic left fielder), he also has played short and first, and probably has the athletic ability to play almost any position on the field. He's probably just too tall to play catcher, though, since even when squatting he would be six feet tall, resulting in lots of passed balls between his legs on Garland's sinkers.... :redneck

tick53
05-28-2006, 11:03 AM
Always a tough question, but I had to go with Joe!:smile:

jongarlandlover
05-28-2006, 11:58 AM
that was tough, picking between JD and Joe, but in the end i just had to go with Joe!