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YeahTubaMike
Mar 24, 2005

*hic* Gotta finish thish . . .


Pillbug

Please do not hesitate to let me know if I'm doing these too often, or at the wrong time in the season, or anything else. They're fun, I'm just trying to keep a tradition going The Right Way (TM).


this is a good podcast, btw ^^^

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 DL mainstays (David Wright is the only one I can think of) or VERY recently-demoted/-released players (they have to have made at least one appearance in a 2018 game). These lists can NOT include dead people, baseball non-players, or free agents who have not played in 2018. I will email you back if you have any invalid list items, and I won't accept your list/s until all its/their items are valid.



These are YOUR favorites & unfavorites, not necessarily the best/worst players. Yes, it is more fun when you justify your picks to me, but you should know that you can have favorites/un-favorites for any reason you like. You can love players for being good at baseball, having cute dogs, being sexy, etc. You can hate players for hitting their wives, having stupid hair, striking out all the time, etc. Don't overthink it.



Use this thread to campaign for your most/least faves. GIFs, videos, pics, general facts --

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



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 29, 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 26, 2018 around 16:14

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Poque
Sep 11, 2003

This is gonna be fun!
Or else!


Note to self: Do not forget about Matt Bush this year.

Big Mean Jerk
Jan 27, 2009

MENTALLY
DEFEATED


Grimey Drawer

I’m honestly struggling to come up with 10 guys I despise enough to list, but I think I can just fill the gaps with Yankees and Rangers.

Poque
Sep 11, 2003

This is gonna be fun!
Or else!


Matt Garza is no longer eligible. Might I suggest Josh Hader?

Kevlar v2.0
Dec 25, 2003

Toews the rainbow.


Ichiro and his 47 PAs this season means he's still eligible. I feel like he's (rightfully) won the favorite every year.

Intruder
Mar 5, 2003

Look at that dude going ham on those bananas



Big Mean Jerk posted:

I’m honestly struggling to come up with 10 guys I despise enough to list, but I think I can just fill the gaps with Yankees and Rangers.

Roughned better be on your list

And Bauer

Big Mean Jerk
Jan 27, 2009

MENTALLY
DEFEATED


Grimey Drawer

Intruder posted:

Roughned better be on your list

And Bauer

YeahTubaMike
Mar 24, 2005

*hic* Gotta finish thish . . .


Pillbug

Kevlar v2.0 posted:

Ichiro and his 47 PAs this season means he's still eligible.

I have to admit that this is so disappointing, but SAS likes what it likes, so whatever.

YeahTubaMike
Mar 24, 2005

*hic* Gotta finish thish . . .


Pillbug

Day 1

Ballot count: 1

Where is everybody? I'm not going to push it if nobody's into it.

Miz Kriss
Mar 17, 2009

It's only an avatar if the Cubs get swept.


I can only think of 2 players I dislike (the obvious 2)

YeahTubaMike
Mar 24, 2005

*hic* Gotta finish thish . . .


Pillbug

Miz Kriss posted:

I can only think of 2 players I dislike (the obvious 2)

It's totally fine to only do most favorites

Pancakes
May 21, 2001



Big Super Slapstick Hunk

I'll probably make an effort post lobbying for him later but for now everyone's please remember that Carlos Martinez is a treasure.

YeahTubaMike
Mar 24, 2005

*hic* Gotta finish thish . . .


Pillbug

Carlos Martínez is the best, and I'm torn because I want to campaign for my own faves to help keep the thread alive but I don't want to bias the poll

Miz Kriss
Mar 17, 2009

It's only an avatar if the Cubs get swept.


I have Javier Baez on the top of my favorites list because he is a treasure

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

YeahTubaMike posted:

Day 1

Ballot count: 1

Where is everybody? I'm not going to push it if nobody's into it.

Post a link in the N/V thread, you'll probably get more people.

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

Your official reminder to not forget Joey Votto loving rules

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

Also this year I have a new player on my Unfavourites list who was last year on my Favourites list. A certain someone who was a Marlin.

Big Mean Jerk
Jan 27, 2009

MENTALLY
DEFEATED


Grimey Drawer

Popete posted:

Also this year I have a new player on my Unfavourites list who was last year on my Favourites list. A certain someone who was a Marlin.

Bold move putting Ichiro on a Most Hated list

YeahTubaMike
Mar 24, 2005

*hic* Gotta finish thish . . .


Pillbug

Popete posted:

Post a link in the N/V thread, you'll probably get more people.

I did

YeahTubaMike posted:

I thought it was interesting that he got engaged like a week and a half after that too.

Also, hey everybody, I made the 25 most/least favorite players thread again

I can certainly do it again, but I want to space it out.

Big Mean Jerk posted:

Bold move putting Ichiro on a Most Hated list

One person from last year used someone's most loved list as their most hated list out of spite, and it resulted in Joe Panik reaching #25 most hated, lol.

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

YeahTubaMike posted:

One person from last year used someone's most loved list as their most hated list out of spite, and it resulted in Joe Panik reaching #25 most hated, lol.

It was Bawfuls wasn't it?

YeahTubaMike
Mar 24, 2005

*hic* Gotta finish thish . . .


Pillbug

It was apparently The Nards Pan, using Boof Bonser's favorites list because Boof Bonser posted it in the thread instead of emailing it to me

Now that I'm rereading the list, I might have accidentally (or maybe on purpose?) counted it backwards.

Kevlar v2.0
Dec 25, 2003

Toews the rainbow.


#1 most loved and most hated are already set in stone, but I'm gonna wait until this weekend to finalize and send my list. I always forget someone every year and kick myself over it, so I want to be extra sure the lists are right.

Pancakes
May 21, 2001



Big Super Slapstick Hunk

I know that everyone hates the Cardinals. I'm not going to try to persuade you to love the Cardinals as an organization. But friends, please consider welcoming Carlos Martinez into your heart.



Carlos is 26 years old, has been on the Cardinals since 2013 and has been a fan favorite for years. Most people know Carlos primarily because of his larger-than-life personality. Carlos has a history of entertaining himself in the dugout...



As well as others.



He's the team's #1 cheerleader on days when he's not pitching...


And is glorious to watch when it's his turn in the rotation.



He loves his teammates...


And he loves animals.



The amazing thing about Carlos, more than his talent or his sense of humor, is the story of Carlos. He wrote a piece called Becoming a Cardinal for the Players Tribune that I highly encourage you to read. A quick TL,DR for you:

Carlos is from one of the poorest areas of the Dominican Republic. His mother died when he was 8 months old and he never knew his father. His grandmother raised him in a two-room house containing 7 people in abject poverty. Carlos originally studied to be a priest but couldn't complete his time in the seminary because of an irregularity with his birth certificate. Because his mother hadn't registered his birth before she died his uncle had used another child's birth certificate when Carlos needed paperwork as a child.

Carlos had to leave the seminary, took up baseball and left home in part to ease the financial burden on grandmother, since if he was traveling she wouldn't have to feed him. When he was 16 he was playing in Boston's academy as a shortstop when he was spotted pitching by David Ortiz and Pedro Martinez, who saw him hitting in the 90's on the gun and told him to focus specifically on his pitching. Carlos was signed by the Red Sox but the irregularity with his birth certificate resulted in his contract being voided and a one-year suspension. He ultimately used DNA testing to prove who he was and was signed by the Cardinals. When he first signed with the Cardinals one of the first things he did was buy his grandmother a house in a nice neighborhood.

Since then he's founded the Tsunami Waves Foundation, which focuses on helping underprivileged children. Beyond the economic assistance and mission work, he's also helped bring a 17-year-old from the DR with leukemia, Camille Fernandez, to St. Louis to get medical treatment.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=husMNmVtB1U

Carlos overcame incredible childhood adversity, brought himself and his family out of poverty with his skill and now works to help others while playing the game with talent, enthusiasm and humor. Carlos is wonderful.

If that's not enough, he's also got style...


And his big controversy was when people found out his Twitter feed had all his favorite porn on it (I won't add the NSFW link to this post but the story's easy to find). I've also personally seen him pay Jeremy Hazelbaker $15 to eat a bug.

Thank you for loving Carlos.

Kevlar v2.0
Dec 25, 2003

Toews the rainbow.


List is done! Glad to have Pancakes and Popete over to watch baseball and help me remember players.

As a reminder: Carl Edwards Jr is awesome and worth rooting for.

Also Willson Contreras is a fantastic human being.

YeahTubaMike
Mar 24, 2005

*hic* Gotta finish thish . . .


Pillbug


This is so adorable

Also, ballot count: 5

Sorry I haven't been super vocal in the thread lately, but work & the weekend have both been slightly insane. I'm assuming that everyone else's weeks have been insane too, hence the low ballot count. Six days left, folks!

Poque
Sep 11, 2003

This is gonna be fun!
Or else!


I was out on a 4 day bender, I will have this in by deadline!

Pancakes
May 21, 2001



Big Super Slapstick Hunk

As a note, I have no Cubs on my hated list and one fun-hatin’, dog whistle-blowin’, clubhouse-narcin’ Cardinal on there. I also have a Cub disturbingly high on my favorite list.

The Berzerker
Feb 24, 2006

treat me like a dog


I will do this before the deadline!

yankeehomo
Jul 20, 2018


I am officially boycotting the poll due to the ineligibility of Wily Mo Peña, the Eternal President of Major League Base Ball

Miz Kriss
Mar 17, 2009

It's only an avatar if the Cubs get swept.


I can’t think of more than 3 players I absolutely hate off the top of my head, so I’m gonna fill the rest with stupid reasons like “is a white guy with dreadlocks”

Poque
Sep 11, 2003

This is gonna be fun!
Or else!


Miz Kriss posted:

I can’t think of more than 3 players I absolutely hate off the top of my head, so I’m gonna fill the rest with stupid reasons like “is a white guy with dreadlocks”

I unironically love John Jaso, who retired from MLB to live on a sailboat and help out with relief efforts in Puerto Rico. If he were eligible I would put him on my favorites list.

please instead consider voting for Trevor Bauer, a bad person

Miz Kriss
Mar 17, 2009

It's only an avatar if the Cubs get swept.


Poque posted:

please instead consider voting for Trevor Bauer, a bad person

I knew I was forgetting someone!

zapplez
Sep 3, 2006



Do minors who havent got a cup of coffee yet eligible?

YeahTubaMike
Mar 24, 2005

*hic* Gotta finish thish . . .


Pillbug

Miz Kriss posted:

I can’t think of more than 3 players I absolutely hate off the top of my head, so I’m gonna fill the rest with stupid reasons like “is a white guy with dreadlocks”

Well there's an oxymoron, if ever I saw one.

Just to complicate everyone's list a little, remember that though Bruce Maxwell is a badass anthem-kneeler, he also drunkenly pulled a gun on a delivery person that one time.

Poque posted:

please instead consider voting for Trevor Bauer, a bad person

Speaking of complications, Trevor Bauer is REALLY fun on Infield Chatter (in case I'm not the only one signed up for that thing, lol). I posted with him during the World Series in 2017, he answered people's questions nicely, and he razzed me (in a fun way) when I complained about the quality of the commercials. If I didn't know how he actually was and my only impression of him were from Infield Chatter, he would be in my most loved ballot for sure.

Patrick Spens
Jul 21, 2006

"Every fighter says they've got guts, But how many have actually seen 'em?"


Pillbug

My list is in.

It would be nice if you didn't get penalized for having a shorter list. I was really reaching for the last couple of unfavorites.

Julio Cruz
May 19, 2006



Submitted, I wasn't going to miss my last chance to vote Chase Utley #1 least favorite.

Kevlar v2.0
Dec 25, 2003

Toews the rainbow.


Pancakes posted:

As a note, I have no Cubs on my hated list and one fun-hatin’, dog whistle-blowin’, clubhouse-narcin’ Cardinal on there. I also have a Cub disturbingly high on my favorite list.

I have the same Cardinal on my hated list, and he's the only Cardinal on either list for me. Fowler came really close to making my favorites list, but I just couldn't fit him in.

YeahTubaMike
Mar 24, 2005

*hic* Gotta finish thish . . .


Pillbug

Patrick Spens posted:

My list is in.

It would be nice if you didn't get penalized for having a shorter list. I was really reaching for the last couple of unfavorites.

I was pretty much just trying to uphold Xenophon's ( ) rules, but I guess I can change it next year, assuming that it wouldn't actually ruin anything.

Julio Cruz posted:

Submitted, I wasn't going to miss my last chance to vote Chase Utley #1 least favorite.

Thanks for the reminder.

Poque
Sep 11, 2003

This is gonna be fun!
Or else!


I'm having some trouble remembering some exceptionally cool dudes to put on my ballot this year. I also have four Cubs already which is the max I'm willing to go full homer on. Please plug more cool dudes for me.

The following players were among my 2017 entries and are still cool, but in the interest of switching things up they will not be on my 2018 list: Ichiro, Arenado, Kershaw, Altuve, Stanton. PLEASE HELP. MY FAMILY IS SUFFERING.

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Armitage
Aug 16, 2005

"Mathman's not here." "Oh? Where is he?" "He's in the Mathroom."


I’d vote but owners aren’t eligible!

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