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YankFan2013
04-16-2012, 06:12 PM
What player do you love to have in your dugout?
Put aside the bad plays or lack of hitting at times who is the best player to have in the teams dug out?

Personally I say it is Nick Swisher. The guy is always in a good mood and keeps everyone else's spirits up no matter how bad he is playing on the field and when he is having a good game/series it can get scary how much better he makes the Yankees!

Lets hear your favorites!

nirvana235
04-16-2012, 06:17 PM
Huh? I dunno... maybe Kate Upton?

LASportsFan1996
04-16-2012, 06:26 PM
Kate Upton Would Be A Great Pick :drool:

Iodine
04-16-2012, 06:30 PM
Yorvit Torrealba.

Because his name is ****ing Yorvit Torrealba

Jeffy25
04-16-2012, 06:34 PM
Lance Berkman/Michael Young not Carlos Zambrano/Logan Morrison


I want professionalism but still youthful and fun like Jon Jay and Daniel Desclaso are. A mixture of both is what I would want. You have the veterans that know how to be professional when it's necessary, and you have the kids that know how to keep things lively during a long season.

Berkman's professionalism had a lot more to do with the Cardinals winning the World Series last year than people might realize. He had professional at bats, was the clubhouse leader for that run and really just took charge. He was big for the team, not only on the field.

JermanJaysFan
04-16-2012, 06:38 PM
Vizquel has been a good "extra coach" for the Jays so far:


In a wide-ranging discussion, Tabler asked Vizquel about the Blue Jays’ talented shortstop, Yunel Escobar. Most baseball types would have rhapsodized about Escobar’s talents as if he were the next Ozzie Smith.

Vizquel cut to the chase. “He has to improve the mental game a bit,” Vizquel said. “The shortstop position, you have to dominate the game in so many different aspects. He has to communicate, has to be a presence out there for the pitchers. I’m going to try to keep him more in the game. He loses his head out there when he’s 0 for 3, 0 for 4. He’s thinking about his [at-bats] and that’s something we cannot do when we play the infield.”
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/sports/bruce-dowbiggin/jays-vizquel-wields-unusual-candour/article2373226/

CarniifeX
04-16-2012, 06:47 PM
Torii Hunter is a great clubhouse guy.

Jeffy25
04-16-2012, 07:03 PM
^ Pujols sure seems to like him.

Jeffy25
04-16-2012, 07:06 PM
Vizquel has been a good "extra coach" for the Jays so far:


http://www.theglobeandmail.com/sports/bruce-dowbiggin/jays-vizquel-wields-unusual-candour/article2373226/

And Vizquel is exactly right, and that's why the Jays signed him, but not the only reason.

When you are a hitter, you need to think about hitting only, when you are on defense, you need to think about fielding only, and when you are on the bases, you need to be a base runner.

Not easy to dissect each over 162 games, 9 innings each game. Omar's a good guy, I personally would like to see him get to 3000 base hits, but he hasn't hit in awhile.

long ball
04-16-2012, 07:20 PM
We can't really know for sure, but over the past few years some brewers that the media pinned at good club house guys include mike Cameron, Trevor Hoffman, Craig counsell, mark kotsay, and rickie weeks.

Every clubhouse needs a balance of different personalities.

hoggin88
04-16-2012, 07:21 PM
I've really enjoyed the dugout interactions I've had with Reed Johnson over the years.

sportscrazy34
04-16-2012, 07:24 PM
No one sticks out to me right now but all time for me would be mickey hatcher.

Jeffy25
04-16-2012, 07:27 PM
We can't really know for sure, but over the past few years some brewers that the media pinned at good club house guys include mike Cameron, Trevor Hoffman, Craig counsell, mark kotsay, and rickie weeks.

Every clubhouse needs a balance of different personalities.

Nyjer Morgan?

clydebino
04-16-2012, 07:34 PM
David Ortiz, he would keep me laughing haha

long ball
04-16-2012, 07:35 PM
Nyjer Morgan?

Nyjer Morgan is an extreme example. He fits under a few different categories: goofy guy, intense high energy guy, and dip **** smack talker guy. I think every team needs each of those personalities to some extent. Less on the **** talking end and more so of the others.

Cub_StuckinSTL
04-16-2012, 07:37 PM
Garza or Demp

StriveGreatness
04-16-2012, 07:39 PM
Miguel Cabrera or VMart for the Tigers

Hawkize31
04-16-2012, 07:51 PM
Carlos Pena, Ryan Dempster, Matt Garza.

Kenny Lofton used to be fun iirc.

The Bradley
04-16-2012, 07:57 PM
Pablo Sandoval seems to be very well liked for the Giants

jd25213
04-16-2012, 07:59 PM
Swisher :D

JermanJaysFan
04-16-2012, 08:11 PM
And Vizquel is exactly right, and that's why the Jays signed him, but not the only reason.

When you are a hitter, you need to think about hitting only, when you are on defense, you need to think about fielding only, and when you are on the bases, you need to be a base runner.

Not easy to dissect each over 162 games, 9 innings each game. Omar's a good guy, I personally would like to see him get to 3000 base hits, but he hasn't hit in awhile.
You're right about the mental stuff. No one knows that better than Omar. I'm really glad to have him as a mentor for our guys on the bench- there's a lot of wisdom in that guy, and I firmly believe that the little tips he passes on to our guys will pay off more over the long run than filling that spot on our bench with a more talented reserve IF would.

GA16Angels
04-16-2012, 08:14 PM
As far as my team goes, Hunter, Pujols, and Kendrick are great to have around. They make a light clubhouse but also have great leadership capabilities. As for other teams, I've always thought Paul Konerko, Prince Fielder, Chipper Jones, Lance Berkman, and Todd Helton were great clubhouse guys.

Lincecum4CY
04-16-2012, 09:51 PM
I think the 2010 Giants are a good example of having young/vets with interesting personalities to keep a clubhouse loose and close. You need a comfortable clubhouse in order to win.

This year for the Giants, I think Jeremy Affeldt is a good guy to have in the clubhouse. He nags on people, and lets everyone make fun of him. He gives everyone something to joke around with, but also puts seriousness in him i.e. Bryan Stow for example. I think Affeldt put together that entire thing on Friday, and it was wonderfully done.

Pinstripe pride
04-17-2012, 08:34 AM
Nick Swisher

Wrigheyes4MVP
04-17-2012, 09:50 AM
R. A. Dickey

The guy just gets it.

metsrock229
04-17-2012, 10:03 AM
Huh? I dunno... maybe Kate Upton?
:nod:

Method28
04-17-2012, 10:08 AM
Pujols mange!

EricU812
04-17-2012, 10:32 AM
I want the following people in my dugout...

Kershaw, Verlander, Halladay, Sabathia, Hernandez, Lincecom etc...

Chemistry is great, but I prefer physics. Take the talent.

Boston-Born
04-17-2012, 10:56 AM
Adrian Beltre'

mtf
04-17-2012, 11:26 AM
I want the following people in my dugout...

Kershaw, Verlander, Halladay, Sabathia, Hernandez, Lincecom etc...

Chemistry is great, but I prefer physics. Take the talent.

+1 :clap:

KingPosey
04-17-2012, 11:33 AM
I want the following people in my dugout...

Kershaw, Verlander, Halladay, Sabathia, Hernandez, Lincecum etc...

Chemistry is great, but I prefer physics. Take the talent.

****, you can ****ing have him right now...

EricU812
04-17-2012, 11:54 AM
****, you can ****ing have him right now...

done!

KingPosey
04-17-2012, 12:21 PM
^
haha He's KILLIN me.

1903
04-17-2012, 01:15 PM
AJ Burnett. He can be the dugout clown but never gets to step onto the field.

iam brett favre
04-17-2012, 01:21 PM
Milton Bradley.

PhillyBronco08
04-17-2012, 01:45 PM
JIM THOME one of the best guys in baseball.. extra coach for younger guys can coach how to hit and never hear any bad things said around the league about Jim.