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YeahTubaMike
Mar 24, 2005

*hic* Gotta finish thish . . .


Now that Xenophon has been permabanned ( ) and I made the 2016 thread with his express permission, I figure I am the rightful heir to the favorite/least favorite thread. Let us rejoice.



General Rules
Send a complete list of your 10 favorite & 10 least favorite active MLB players to sasheartsbaseball@gmail.com. Number your lists like so (edit: also include your usernames somewhere in the email):

1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
10.

These lists can include free agents, DL mainstays (*cough* David Wright) or recently-demoted players, but can not include retirees, umpires (someone tried to vote for Angel Hernandez last year, shame on you), or the literal dead (miss you Josť).

Remember, these are YOUR favorites & unfavorites, not necessarily the best/worst players. Feel free to factor in anything from WAR to blatant homerism to social media interactions to general dreaminess.

Not everyone likes to be a Negative Nancy, so I am willing to accept ballots without unfavorites.

Unwritten Written Rules
You are strongly encouraged to use this thread to campaign! Post GIFs, pics, videos, stats, and other various reasons why anyone should vote for your favorites/unfavorites.

You are also strongly encouraged to include reasons in the ballots you email me, because they're fun to read and I like them.

How Voting Works
Your #1 player will receive 10 points, your #2 player will receive 9, your #3 will receive 8, and so on. If you send me an incomplete list, it hurts your top picks -- so if you send me a list of 5 players, the top one receives 5, the next receives 4, etc.

Deadline: July 28, 11:59pm. You have ten days. DO NOT post your ballots in the thread until voting is over!

YeahTubaMike fucked around with this message at Jul 18, 2017 around 14:37

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The Walrus
Jul 9, 2002



voted! for my favourites from my team, and the guys who when we play and they kick our butts, I don't mind them.


hated are those who I get really angry when they do well against us. t

thats about the extent of my consideration.

Poque
Sep 11, 2003



I need to remember who that annoying Giants reliever from the NLDS was. gently caress that guy.

Intruder
Mar 5, 2003

Tiny Blessings


Hunter Strickland?

Poque
Sep 11, 2003



It wasn't Strickland, who is hateful for 2017 reasons that are escaping me right now. I think it was Derek Law and it was for stupid reasons such as having the audacity to cheer for his own team during their game 3 comeback.

e: Strickland was the catalyst for the stupid Harper brawl after apparently seething for 900 years about being a bad pitcher

Poque fucked around with this message at Jul 18, 2017 around 17:18

IcePhoenix
Sep 18, 2005

You're tense, I'm calm. You apply excessive force, I
*snap*
OHHHH HECKUMS


Why did Xenophon get permabanned?

Kevlar v2.0
Dec 25, 2003



Every time I do this, I immediately think of players that are more deserving to be on my favorite/hated lists after I send the email, so I'm gonna take my time in choosing this year.

Pancakes
May 21, 2001

I'm glad that this is an environment where you feel free to fail.



Reminder that last year I was the only person to have any Cardinals at all on my favorites list. Y'all are mean and should at least embrace CarMart and Yadi.

Paul Zuvella
Dec 7, 2011


http://m.mlb.com/news/article/24273...n-97-mph-throw/

I rest my case.

Paul Zuvella
Dec 7, 2011


Can I still vote for Jose Fernandez?

Poque
Sep 11, 2003



Paul Zuvella posted:

Can I still vote for Jose Fernandez?

Nope, it's in the OP.

Tony Phillips
Feb 9, 2006


IcePhoenix posted:

Why did Xenophon get permabanned?

Guessing that they toxxed for Hillary.

https://forums.somethingawful.com/b...hp?userid=38614

Julio Cruz
May 19, 2006




How eligible is Jenrry Mejia?

Kevlar v2.0
Dec 25, 2003



Pancakes posted:

Reminder that last year I was the only person to have any Cardinals at all on my favorites list. Y'all are mean and should at least embrace CarMart and Yadi.

Reminder that I only had one Cardinal on my hated list last year, which I think is equally impressive.

It was Holliday and he's not even a Cardinal anymore. The Brewers have way more hateable players.

No Rossy this year for my favorites list.

Pancakes
May 21, 2001

I'm glad that this is an environment where you feel free to fail.



Kevlar v2.0 posted:

Reminder that I only had one Cardinal on my hated list last year, which I think is equally impressive.

It was Holliday and he's not even a Cardinal anymore. The Brewers have way more hateable players.

No Rossy this year for my favorites list.

I'm still thinking it over but I'll probably have 2 Cubs on my favorites list this year. And I don't think I'll have any on my hated list.

E: Nevermind, Kevlar reminded me that I hate Arrieta. Maybe some Cubs fans still love Dex though.

Pancakes fucked around with this message at Jul 18, 2017 around 18:32

Kevlar v2.0
Dec 25, 2003



Reminder that a certain stringbean exists

Don't want anyone to forget

Julio Cruz
May 19, 2006




Sent. My top 10 most hated was a lot quicker to fill up than my top 10 most liked.

YeahTubaMike
Mar 24, 2005

*hic* Gotta finish thish . . .


Paul Zuvella posted:

Can I still vote for Jose Fernandez?

Poque posted:

Nope, it's in the OP.

I mention him by name and everything! He can be #1 in your heart.

Julio Cruz posted:

How eligible is Jenrry Mejia?

Wow, what an edge case. I would say no, since he's not eligible to play at all this year.

bawfuls
Oct 28, 2009

VIVA PUIG


Pancakes posted:

Reminder that last year I was the only person to have any Cardinals at all on my favorites list. Y'all are mean and should at least embrace CarMart and Yadi.
Yadi can get hosed now and forever. He is like the player embodiment of BFIB hypocrisy so he's permanently on my poo poo list. Also he's got a tendency to hit one of his rare dingers at the worst possible time.


~*~*~Catching The Right Way~*~*~

bawfuls fucked around with this message at Jul 18, 2017 around 18:51

YeahTubaMike
Mar 24, 2005

*hic* Gotta finish thish . . .


Pancakes posted:

Reminder that last year I was the only person to have any Cardinals at all on my favorites list.

That was really funny because I didn't realize that was true until you asked about it.

quote:

Y'all are mean and should at least embrace CarMart and Yadi.

I like CarMart, but I don't top-10 like him.

Popete
Oct 6, 2009

This will make sure you don't suggest to the KDz
That he should grow greens instead of crushing on MCs

Grimey Drawer

In the spirit of not just pimping all the awesome Cubs players I will pitch my favourite non-Cub (Castro is still a Cub in my heart).



Joey Votto remembers when you used to be thin

Joey Votto is the kind of hitter that every little kid should aspire to be, he has an impeccable eye for the strike zone and is a selfish base clogging OBP machine. If you ever see Joey Votto strikeout looking it's probably cause the ump was wrong.

Popete fucked around with this message at Jul 18, 2017 around 19:06

Kevlar v2.0
Dec 25, 2003



Ichiro is definitely my favorite non-Cub, but thanks for reminding me about Votto. He's gonna make the favorites list.

Paul Zuvella
Dec 7, 2011


Sent in my list and im already mad because of forgot ichiro i'm sorry

Kevlar v2.0
Dec 25, 2003



Paul Zuvella posted:

Sent in my list and im already mad because of forgot ichiro i'm sorry

I forgot to put Daniel Murphy on my hated list last year

Kevlar v2.0 posted:

Every time I do this, I immediately think of players that are more deserving to be on my favorite/hated lists after I send the email, so I'm gonna take my time in choosing this year.

Poque
Sep 11, 2003



I will need replacements for Papelbon and Clayton Richard (Hunter Strickland and Jose Reyes, yes!) but otherwise my most-hated players list will probably be the same.

I wish Tim Tebow were eligible for all the Hot Takes.

John Wilkes Booth
Apr 14, 2008

Sic semper tyrannis


Melky Cabrera Own Zone



http://i.imgur.com/tMr40N3.gifv


Please vote Melky.

Kevlar v2.0
Dec 25, 2003



I'm having a lot of trouble getting my favorites list down to 10 and a lot of trouble getting my hated list up to 10.

Poque
Sep 11, 2003



just gonna leave this here

https://twitter.com/BauerOutage/sta...955925675012096

schweens
Jan 14, 2011

kakarot ain't got shit on me


Don't really post in baseball threads but this is fun. I tried not to be too biased in favor of the pirates. Jose Altuve is cool. Vote for him

Pancakes
May 21, 2001

I'm glad that this is an environment where you feel free to fail.



Kevlar v2.0 posted:

I'm having a lot of trouble getting my favorites list down to 10 and a lot of trouble getting my hated list up to 10.

A shameful goon, lacking in bile and hatred.


Thanks, with Yordano no longer eligible I needed someone to add to my hated list.

Poque
Sep 11, 2003



Also want to push for Nolan Arenado since I don't think we have too many Rockies fans here, but he is beautiful and ridiculous and deserves love

YeahTubaMike
Mar 24, 2005

*hic* Gotta finish thish . . .



Trevor Bauer helped a girl with her homework and bled all over the field, and those were the only cool things he ever did. gently caress that guy.

Kevlar v2.0
Dec 25, 2003



Trying really hard not to be too much of a homer, so I'm gonna throw my hat in for Giancarlo Stanton. He mashes 119 mph monster dingers and he does it without the giant Yankees hype train circlejerk souring them.

schweens
Jan 14, 2011

kakarot ain't got shit on me


Kevlar v2.0 posted:

Trying really hard not to be too much of a homer, so I'm gonna throw my hat in for Giancarlo Stanton. He mashes 119 mph monster dingers and he does it without the giant Yankees hype train circlejerk souring them.

gently caress. I knew I forgot someone dope

YeahTubaMike
Mar 24, 2005

*hic* Gotta finish thish . . .


Everyone gets one do-over. JUST ONE.

Vote carefully.

edit: also do-overs should be in the form of email, please

YeahTubaMike fucked around with this message at Jul 18, 2017 around 20:17

Pancakes
May 21, 2001

I'm glad that this is an environment where you feel free to fail.



Reminder that Collin McHugh is awesome as a person and should get all your votes because gently caress it, some MLB players should speak out against our terrible president.

http://www.sportsonearth.com/articl...n-lewis-atlanta

Note: My lobbying for various Cardinals, complete with visual aids, will follow.

ego symphonic
Feb 23, 2010



Often overlooked, don't forget about Anthony Rendon who is both good and cool.

Pancakes
May 21, 2001

I'm glad that this is an environment where you feel free to fail.



What's that? You were going to leave the Cardinals off of your list of favorites? Let me try to persuade you otherwise.

Dexter Fowler

Hey all you depressed Cubs fans. Remember you go, we go? He's still around, he plays for your enemy but he's still deserving of your love.

He's got a good sense of humor about himself.
https://twitter.com/DexterFowler/st...574105580228608

He gives back to the community.
https://twitter.com/Cardinals/status/873364283261939713

He engages with the fans.
https://twitter.com/DexterFowler/st...991655945416704

He also has an adorable daughter.
https://twitter.com/Cardinals/status/873361060203507713

Carlos Martinez

You say staff aces need to be gruff and serious all the time? Let me introduce you to a badass pitcher who loves to have fun. Yes, Carlos is on his way to being a scary good pitcher. As a pitcher who has both strikeout stuff (reaching over 100 MPH even after pitching 8+ innings) and a knack for inducing ground balls he's on track to remain worth between 5 and 7 WAR a year on an extremely team-friendly contract. However, his talent isn't the only reason Cardinals fans love him. Carlos fully embraces the fact that he is getting paid millions of dollars to play a game. He keeps himself and the staff entertained in the dugout in numerous ways:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xu7RCk-xfKo
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y7spMaLkwjI
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i0upmFdvluA
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bDR5IEwGaok

I have also personally seen him pay Jeremy Hazelbaker $15 to eat a mayfly from the Allegheny in the middle of a game.

Yadier Molina

Okay, stop walking away while giving me the finger. If Yadi played for your team you'd love him too. He's a very intense player but he's generally intense in an "I love baseball and want to win" way. Remember how much fun Puerto Rico was during the WBC? Who was the heart and soul of that team?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VjVyJVlJtug
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RIwwJu1ZQXU
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V6iWqKly-vg

He has a reputation for being too serious but he can have a ton of fun at the ballpark.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E7yKeD16vks
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jzYnzCAgesQ

Of course, we all know what Yadi is really known for.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qBI33MLRaNI

Never run on Yadi.

Poque
Sep 11, 2003



Dexter Fowler is already on my list!!

my list of traders

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R.D. Mangles
Jan 10, 2004


Kevlar v2.0 posted:

Reminder that a certain stringbean exists

Don't want anyone to forget

i know how dumb it is to get a relief pitcher shirsey, but i'm thinking of getting an Edwards one because he owns and because single-digit pitcher shirts own, and because the only other cubs shirsey I have is Derek Lee.

Also, here is some propaganda for the Coolest Cub

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