Monday, November 12, 2012

MLB Veterans Day

Yesterday America recognized the veterans of the United States Armed Forces and today many Americans have off work because of those brave men and women.

With the theme of veterans, I provide you with each MLB teams' longest tenured player.

AL East:
Baltimore Orioles - Brian Roberts/2001

Boston Red Sox - Dustin Pedroia & John Lester/2006

New York Yankees - Derek Jeter/1995

Tampa Bay Rays - James Shields & Ben Zobrist/2006

Toronto Blue Jays - Adam Lind/2006

AL Central:
Chicago White Sox - Paul Konerko/1999

Cleveland Indians - Shin-Soo Choo/2006

Detroit Tigers - Justin Verlander/2005

Kansas City Royals - Billy Butler & Alex Gordon/2007

Minnesota Twins - Justin Morneau/2003

AL West:
Houston Astros - Wesley Wright/2008

Los Angeles Angels - Jered Weaver, Erick Aybar & Kendrys Morales/2006

Oakland Athletics - Jerry Blevins/2007

Seattle Mariners - Felix Hernandez/2005

Texas Rangers - Michael Young/2000

NL East:
Atlanta Braves - Tim Hudson & Brian McCann/2005

Miami Marlins - Josh Johnson/2005

New York Mets - David Wright/2004

Philadelphia Phillies - Jimmy Rollins/2000

Washington Nationals - Ryan Zimmerman/2005

NL Central:
Chicago Cubs - Carlos Marmol/2006

Cincinnati Reds - Bronson Arroyo & Brandon Phillips/2006

Milwaukee Brewers - Corey Hart/2004

Pittsburgh Pirates - Jeff Karstens/2008

St. Louis Cardinals - Chris Carpenter & Yadier Molina/2004

NL West:
Arizona Diamondbacks - Miguel Montero/2006

Colorado Rockies - Todd Helton/1997

Los Angeles Dodgers - Matt Kemp, Andre Ethier & Chad Billingsley/2006

San Diego Padres - Chase Headley/2007

San Francisco Giants - Matt Cain/2005


GM-Carson said...

A lot of rumors connected Josh Hamilton with the Phillies. Just don't see how this happens, nor do I really want it to.

Anonymous said...

Not to nitpick, but Izturis is now the most junior Blue Jay.

Not thrilled about Hamilton, who can almost be sure to miss 30 games, and it won't get better as he ages.

GM-Carson said...

Crap. I will change the Angels player tomorrow.

Bob D said...

Hamilton is a lefty - I dont see it happening because of that, unless Howard goes somewhere

I dont like the idea of adding Bourne - costs a draft pic and maybe a Rollins clone with low OB% and pops up too much doesnt walk enough.

GM-Carson said...

Bourn is pretty good, but not great, and the cost for is too steep to my liking.

Ben said...

I'd rather Bourn than Hamilton, but I'd rather neither than Bourn.

I am absolutely floored that Chase Headley is the longest tenured Padre. I can't believe they've had that much turnover recently, it feels like their Front Office is not a really active one.

GM-Carson said...

Holy shit! The Marlins just sent away 3 of their best players. The Blue Jays got a helluva lot better. That instantly puts them in contention in the AL East.

Marlins on the other hand...not so much.

Josh Johnson, Mark Buerhle, and Jose Reyes. Wow, just wow.