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Top 111 Free Agents: Nos. 70-51


This is part three in a series covering this winter’s top 111 free agents. Here are the players ranked 70th through 51st. The relievers in this group may get two-year deals, while the position players should have to settle for one-year pacts in the $3 million-$4 million range.

Free agents Nos. 111-91
Free agents Nos. 90-71

70. Doug Davis (Brewers – Age 35) – Consistently solid yet unexceptional, Davis finished with ERAs in the low-4.00s in each of his three seasons with the Diamondbacks before rejoining the Brewers a year ago. His encore in Milwaukee was a complete washout, though, as he was limited to eight starts by a heart condition and elbow woes. Surgery to transpose his ulnar nerve and repair his flexor tendon came earlier this month. With his availability for the start of 2011 up in the air, he’s probably looking at a minimal guarantee this winter. Incentives could give him a chance to earn $5 million or so if he can come back and pitch 180 innings.

69. Cristian Guzman (Rangers – Age 33) – Maybe it will get him a World Series ring, but if Guzman had it to do all over again, he probably wouldn’t have given his approval to the deal that sent him from Washington to Texas at the deadline. A poor fit with his new team, he hit just .152/.204/.174 in 46 at-bats and didn’t get into a game after Sept. 8. Now that Guzman has gained some experience at second base and in the outfield, he could last a few more years as a utilityman. He’d surely prefer to be a starting shortstop somewhere, but it’s hard to see any team being eager to grant him that opportunity.

68. Russell Branyan (Mariners – Age 35) – Branyan held out for a multiyear contract last winter and ended up taking a cheap deal from the Indians after overplaying his hand. He never matched his 2009 production with Cleveland or after returning to Seattle at the end of June, but his overall .237/.323/.487 line wasn’t too shabby for a guy playing in pitcher’s parks in a down offensive year. With his history of back woes, Branyan is a poor candidate for a multiyear deal. He’s still a viable choice as a starting first baseman or DH, but he’s not due more than $3 million.

67. Miguel Olivo (Rockies – Age 32) – There have been some conflicting reports over whether the $2.6 million option on Olivo’s contract for 2011 is mutual or not. Adding more drama was the Denver Post’s report this week that the Rockies might prefer to buy him out for $500,000 anyway. Olivo, originally signed to share time with Chris Iannetta, was manager Jim Tracy’s preferred catcher while hitting .269/.315/.449 in 394 at-bats this season. He strikes out a bunch and he can be erratic defensively, but it figures that he’d command at least $2.6 million if he goes back on the open market.

66. Orlando Cabrera (Reds – Age 36) – Cabrera was outplayed by backup Paul Janish while hitting .263/.303/.354 in his first season in Cincinnati, so while the Reds haven’t ruled out bringing him back, they are expected to decline their half of a $4 million mutual option, buying him out for $1 million instead. Fortunately, Cabrera has intangibles in spades, because the tangibles are getting worse every year. Next season could well be his last as a starting shortstop.

65. Arthur Rhodes (Reds – Age 41) – A first-time All-Star at age 40, Rhodes finished 2010 with a 2.29 ERA in 55 innings, his highest total since 2002. He was used against more righties than usual, and they ended up hitting just .182 off him. After a pair of such strong seasons in Cincinnati, he not only deserves another two-year contract, but he should get a modest raise from the $2 million per season he’s been earning. The Reds will likely re-sign him.

64. Troy Glaus (Braves – Age 34) – Glaus was talked up as an MVP candidate after hitting six homers and driving in 28 runs in May, but he was a liability for four months of the season and the Braves ended up acquiring Derrek Lee to start at first base down the stretch. At 34, Glaus isn’t finished being a productive hitter. However, he’d probably be more useful in a part-time role. As a regular, he’s constantly getting banged up, and though he’s always willing to play through injuries, he hurts his team when he does so. Maybe things would be different if he were used as a DH.

63. Ramon Hernandez (Reds – Age 34) – Ryan Hanigan looked plenty capable while filling in during 2009, but the Reds weren’t certain he was ready to carry a full load and brought Hernandez back at a paycut this year. It proved to be an astute decision, as the pair formed one of the league’s strongest catching duos. Playing in 97 games, Hernandez had his best offensive season since 2006, finishing at .297/.364/.428. The Reds hold a $3.25 million club option for 2011 that they might pick up. Hanigan still hasn’t started more than 72 games in a season.

62. Miguel Tejada (Padres – Age 36) – It makes sense for the Padres to emphasize outfield defense in their ballpark. On the other hand, they can get by with less rangy infielders, since singles only occasionally lead to runs in Petco. Tejada was exactly what the Padres hoped he’d be after coming over from the Orioles. He committed just three errors in 58 games at shortstop, and he hit a solid .268/.317/.413. They may well bring him back in the same role, assuming that he’s willing to take $2 million-$3 million off his $6 million salary from 2010.

61. Jason Frasor (Blue Jays – Age 33) – Never truly appreciated by the Jays, Frasor was quickly yanked out of the closer’s role after a tough start and he spent much of the summer working in low-leverage situations. A fresh start elsewhere would seem to be the right move. On the other hand, new Jays manager John Farrell should think highly of Frasor given the way he’s pitched against the Red Sox in his career (2.55 ERA, 1.09 WHIP in 49 1/3 IP). Also, Frasor’s wife is a Toronto native. He’s probably in line for a two-year, $6 million deal.

60. Lyle Overbay (Blue Jays – Age 34) – Overbay started the season 4-for-50 and didn’t permanently climb over .200 until May 29, but he was a solid enough starting first baseman apart from those first two weeks in April. The Jays seem ready to move on after five years of rather generic production, so Overbay will be on the hunt for a starting job elsewhere. He’s no longer worth using against lefties, but with his salary likely to be cut in half from the $7 million he’s made the last two years, he’d be a nice enough platoon player.

59. Octavio Dotel (Rockies – Age 37) – After pitching for three teams in 2010, Dotel has now been employed by one-third of the league. He got off to a very rough start as the Pirates’ closer, amassing a 10.61 ERA in April, but he held on to the job and was effective for three months before being sent to Los Angeles and later Colorado in trades. He’s still one of the league’s top strikeout relievers, having fanned 75 in 64 innings this year. He should be looking at another one-year deal worth about $3.5 million.

58. Jhonny Peralta (Tigers – Age 28) – The way the Tigers seemed taken with him, one would think Peralta saw a big uptick in performance following his acquisition from the Indians. However, his OPS barely moved, going from 698 to 710. He did fare better than expected at shortstop after spending the previous two years as Cleveland’s third baseman. All indications point to him returning as the team’s starter at the position next season.

57. Kevin Millwood (Orioles – Age 36) – There’s no way he could have turned down all that money, but we’d probably be looking at Millwood quite a bit differently right now had he not signed the $60 million deal with the Rangers five years ago. A trade to the Orioles last winter put him in another difficult situation, and he ended up allowing 30 homers in 190 2/3 innings and finishing 4-16 with a 5.10 ERA. It was a dreadful June and July that did him in, and he was likely pitching hurt for a time then. Millwood still has a decent strikeout rate, and he might well reemerge as a legitimate third or fourth starter in the NL. At $4 million or so, he could prove to be a modest bargain for 2011.

56. Bill Hall (Red Sox – Age 31) – With expectations at an all-time low, Hall was a big asset while starting games at six positions for the Red Sox this year, hitting .247/.316/.456 in 344 at-bats. Of course, that’s still not going to get his $9.25 million option picked up, but Hall has put himself in position to be viewed as a regular as he heads into free agency for the first time in his career. He’s one of the few position players in this section likely to secure a multiyear deal.

55. Matt Guerrier (Twins – Age 32) – Given his middling stuff, it looked like Guerrier had been figured out when he posted a 5.19 ERA in 2008. However, he’s come right back with 2.36 and 3.17 marks the last two years. He’s pitched at least 69 2/3 innings in each of his six big-league seasons, and he’s been just about as effective against lefties as righties the last two years. I’d still be nervous about giving him a two-year, $7 million deal, but it’s what he deserves.

54. Pat Burrell (Giants – Age 34) – Dumped by the Rays, Burrell returned to a more comfortable setting in San Francisco and immediately resumed putting up the same kind of numbers he did in his Phillies days, hitting .266/.364/.509 with 18 homers in 289 at-bats. Burrell’s defense has always gotten a worse rep than warranted, and he’s still productive enough to justify regular playing time in left field. The Giants should offer him $4 million-$5 million to stick around.

53. Koji Uehara (Orioles – Age 35) – In an effort to keep him healthy, the Orioles moved Uehara from the rotation to the pen to begin the final season of his two-year, $10 million contract. It didn’t work out early, as Uehara missed most of the first half anyway. However, he was exceptional down the stretch and he finished with a 2.86 ERA and a 55/5 K/BB ratio in 44 innings. He was also 13-for-15 saving games over the final six weeks. If he can stay healthy, Uehara could be one of the league’s best setup men for the next couple of years. I expect the Red Sox to make a bid, and the Yankees may well get involved here as well.

52. Hideki Matsui (Angels – Age 36) – Matsui gave the Angels exactly what they should have expected, but it was already decided by midseason that he was a bust. To be fair, Matsui didn’t start excelling until after the All-Star break — he hit .309/.402/.553 in the second half — and by that time, the Angels were already out of the race. Matsui probably won’t match his 2010 salary of $6 million, but he shouldn’t have much trouble landing another DH job.

51. Jesse Crain (Twins – Age 29) – Crain’s brilliant second half took a sudden turn for the worse at the end of the year. He gave up four runs in his final regular-season appearance, raising his ERA from 2.55 to 3.04, and then he allowed two runs and took a loss in his one ALDS appearance against the Yankees. One wonders just how much it will be held against him. Crain is quite a bit younger and has better stuff than most of the other relief options available this winter. However, he’s never really occupied a featured role in a major league pen. I thought he was setting himself up for a three-year deal back in September. Now I’m guessing he gets $7 million-$8 million for two years.

MLB says there is no “Shoehi Otani exception”

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Last week it was widely speculated that Shohei Otani, the highly-touted Japanese pitcher/designated hitter who stars for the Nippon Ham Fighters, would not come to the United States to play due to changes in the new Collective Bargaining Agreement. The upshot: the new CBA caps money available to international free agents under age 25 at $5-6 million and Otani, 22, would be worth way more than that, so why take the pay cut?

Yesterday, however, Jeff Passan of Yahoo reported that there were potential ways around the limit on spending for under-25 players like Otani, and that Otani would, in fact, be posted to play in the United States for the 2017 season.

Now, however, Major League Baseball is pouring cold water on that:

Which is to say that, because MLB owners wanted to save money on international prospects, they have willingly adopted a rule that will keep top international talent from coming here when possible. Baseball officials want to grow the game internationally, they say. They just don’t want to pay to do it.

Baseball’s Most Handsome Managers

DETROIT, MI - SEPTEMBER 23:  Manager Brad Ausmus #7 of the Detroit Tigers smiles after a two-run home run by Victor Martinez that also scored Rajai Davis during the first inning of a game against the Chicago White Sox at Comerica Park on September 23, 2015 in Detroit, Michigan. The Tigers won, 7-4. (Photo by Duane Burleson/Getty Images)
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OXON HILL, MD — This is the fourth year I have done these rankings (here’s last year’s). They started as a total lark, but I’m starting to worry that I have tapped into some sort of cosmic energy with them which somehow ties in with The Fate of Man.

I don’t presume that I have any power here. I’m just a conduit. All I know for sure is that, if I rank you in, say, the bottom ten on this list, bad things may very well happen to you. To wit:

I think the lesson here is obvious: be handsome. Everything else is secondary.

Which skipper is the most handsome this year? See below to find out. But first, the disclaimers:

  • No baseball manager is ugly. All of them have inner beauty, I’m sure.
  • This is a subjective list, obviously. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. I will privately judge you for thinking unattractive managers are handsome, but that reflects poorly on me, not you. Let no one besides you dictate your feelings.
  • Finally, because some of you will inevitably offer a neanderthal comment about all of this, let me head it off by assuring you that this is merely a list of aesthetic handsomeness, not one of love or longing. I hate that even in 2016 I feel as though I have to say it, but I will say that I am a totally straight man making these judgments. If you find something wrong or amiss with that, I feel sorry for you. There is far too much beauty among people in the world for us to fail to acknowledge 50% of it merely because we’re worried about appearing less than traditionally masculine or feminine. Free your mind, the rest will follow.

The rankings:

DETROIT, MI - APRIL 04:  Manager Brad Ausmus #7 of the Detroit Tigers watches the action during the game against the Baltimore Orioles at Comerica Park on April 4, 2014 in Detroit, Michigan. The Tigers defeated the Orioles 10-4. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

1. Brad Ausmus: Back on top after a one-year absence. I’m not gonna lie, I had no idea whether I’d put him here or give Mike Matheny a second year as my number one hunk. Two things happened last night, however, that helped me make up my mind.

First, just before going to dinner, I came across a late season photo of Matheny in which he was letting the mullet thing get out of hand (see below). Second, after getting back from dinner, I found myself standing next to Ausmus in the lobby of the Gaylord Hotel. He was with a group of friends, having a drink and chatting and, of course, was looking amazing. As I said above, I’m a perfectly straight dude, but even I can appreciate it when a man is in the 99th percentile of jeans-wearing. Indeed, the Tigers should change all coaches uniforms to jeans and a button down shirt next year and watch attendance soar.

But really, it wasn’t just the looks that put Ausmus back on top. It was how comfortable he is being a true Man of the People. A lot of the older managers hang out in the bars with the crowd at the Winter Meetings because they’ve seen it all and don’t give a crap. Bochy, Showalter, Leyland, Mackanin and those guys are always around. The younger set, who identify more with the front office types, are harder to find, presumably because they’re up in the suites with the suits, away from the hoi polloi.

Not Ausmus. He’s always down here with us plebes. He doesn’t give a crap, and there’s something dashing about that.

2. Mike Matheny: I’m gonna catch all kinds of hell from Cards fans for knocking Mathney down a notch after his first place finish last year, but I’m sorry, you gotta do something about that hair in the back, Mike:

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - SEPTEMBER 16: Manager Mike Matheny #22 of the St. Louis Cardinals looks on while the umpires review a call against the San Francisco Giants in the top of the third inning at AT&T Park on September 16, 2016 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

Maybe that’s always been there, I don’t know. But I’m really noticing it now and, for as little standing I have to criticize anyone’s hair, I’m not prepared to make a mullet-wearing man my Most Handsome Manager. Don’t get me wrong: he’s still leaps and bounds more handsome than the 28 men below him. Ausmus and Matheny are in their own league. They should probably pull a John Laroquette and take themselves out of the future running in order to make it fair for the other guys. But you have to make distinctions somehow. Get a haircut and check back with me next December, Mike. Or maybe wait for Ausmus to get fired, which could totally happen in 2017. Then you can assume th top spot again.

3. Dave Roberts: A big leap from last year. As I’ve always said in these rankings how one carries oneself in the role of manager has a huge impact on one’s handsomeness, at least how I define it, so we had to see him in action before his ranking stabalized. Roberts came into a job with a stress level that made Don Mattingly look like this, often:

Ned Colletti, Don Mattingly

Roberts, however, dealt with the same stuff — the Yasiel Puig drama, the expectations that come with the Dodgers payroll AND he dealt with Clayton Kershaw getting injured — yet he always looked cooler than the other side of the pillow:

CHICAGO, IL - OCTOBER 16: Los Angeles Dodgers manager Dave Roberts reacts prior to game two of the National League Championship Series against the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field on October 16, 2016 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

That’s what handsome is.

4. A.J. Hinch: The chin dimple pretty much ensures that he’ll always be in the top five.

HOUSTON, TX - JULY 06: Manager A.J. Hinch #14 of the Houston Astros talks with the media before playing the Seattle Mariners at Minute Maid Park on July 6, 2016 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)


5. Joe Maddon:

CHICAGO, IL - NOVEMBER 04: Manager Joe Maddon of the Chicago Cubs speakds to the crowd during the Chicago Cubs victory celebration in Grant Park on November 4, 2016 in Chicago, Illinois. The Cubs won their first World Series championship in 108 years after defeating the Cleveland Indians 8-7 in Game 7. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

A big jump for Joe who, in recent years, I’ve held down a bit because I felt like he was trying too hard to be the cool dad which, as a dad, I can tell you is never a great look. But as I noted with Ned Yost the past couple of years, winning begets swagger which begets handsomeness and seeing Maddon walking around the Winter Meetings this week with a championship under his belt has allowed me to see him in a different light. He’s still trying too hard — he was wearing some sort of down vest that looks like it came from Pro Glamping Illustrated or something — but when you win a World Series, you can wear whatever the hell you want and still look good.

6. Bud Black: A top-10’er in the first two years of this list due to his status as the Gold Standard of the Silver Fox set but, sadly, AWOL last year as he was without a gig. He’s back now, baby, with a bullet. Just saw him yesterday too, as he gave his first Winter Meetings presser as the Rockies manager:


Nice blazer, Bud. Lookin’ good as always.

7. Ned Yost: Yost takes a tumble as the winning swagger from the past two Winter Meetings just isn’t there:


The glasses are sliding down the nose ever so slightly. The body language during his presser was more clenched and less expressive than we’ve seen in the past. None of us deal well with adversity, but going from World Series champ to missing the playoffs has taken a subtle but perceptible toll on his Ned’s hunkiness.

8. Pete Mackanin: Pete has been hanging out in the bar here every evening with a group of people, one of whom I presume is his wife. They’re a happy bunch. Laughing and enjoying themselves, sitting at a table with some food as opposed to walking around with drinks. He dresses smartly. From what I’ve observed, he talks some, but doesn’t dominate the conversation. He may be the smoothest manager for a 90+ loss team I’ve ever seen.

9. John Farrell: Still looking good, even if he’s down a few notches.

10. Torey Lovullo: New kid on the block:

FORT MYERS, FL - FEBRUARY 28: Torey Lovullo #17 of the Boston Red Sox poses for a portrait on February 28, 2016 at JetBlue Park in Fort Myers, Florida. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

It’s an open question if he’ll keep that smile on his face after being in charge of the Diamondbacks. That job probably takes a toll.

11. Terry Francona: He remains the Most Handsome Bald Manager in Baseball. At least I think so. I haven’t seen a pic of Lovullo with his hat off lately. If I remember correctly he’s receeding, but I don’t think he’s truly and fully bald yet in the way Tito proudly is.

12. Brian Snitker: Since he took over in May this is his first time in the rankings. As with any new guy, this could go in a lot of different directions going forward. On the one hand: piercing eyes and rugged jaw:

PHILADELPHIA, PA - MAY 20: Manager Brian Snitker #43 of the Atlanta Braves looks on from the dugout before a game against the Philadelphia Phillies at Citizens Bank Park on May 20, 2016 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images)

On the other hand, he doesn’t really wear anger well:

ATLANTA, GA - JUNE 23: Brian Snitker #43 of the Atlanta Braves reacts after being ejected by third base umpire Mike Everitt #57 from arguing the call on the video review initiated from Emilio Bonifacio #64 being called out at homeplate against Travis d'Arnaud #7 of the New York Mets to end the seventh inning at Turner Field on June 23, 2016 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)


KISSIMMEE, FL - FEBRUARY 25: Brian Snitker #43 of the Atlanta Braves poses during Photo Day on February 25, 2008 at Disney's Wide World of Sports in Kissimmee, Florida. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

If Snitker brings back that soup strainer one day, he may be a darkhorse top-five’er.

13. Andy Green: A guy with the cheekbones and jawline he sported a year ago. . .


. . . should not be hiding it behind this much facial hair:

ST. PETERSBURG, FL - AUGUST 16: Manager Andy Green #14 of the San Diego Padres looks on from the bench in the fourth inning against the Tampa Bay Rays on August 16, 2016 at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Florida. (Photo by Cliff McBride/Getty Images)

Clean it up, Andy.

14. Paul Molitor: He didn’t get uglier. Some guys just moved ahead. Even if he did get uglier, the memory of Young Paul Molitor will likely buoy him for years:


15. Jeff Bannister: Many of you tell me that I’ve been underrating him:

ARLINGTON, TX - OCTOBER 02: Manager Jeff Banister #28 of the Texas Rangers looks on as the Rangers take on the Tampa Bay Rays at Globe Life Park in Arlington on October 2, 2016 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

Fair. People underrate the Rangers every year too.

16. Joe Girardi: Holding steady with his intimidatingly strong arms.

17. Dusty Baker: Dusty can’t help being one of baseball’s oldest managers and time, of course, is undefeated, but he’s so damn comfortable and relaxed all the of the time that he’s way higher on this list than anyone his age has a right to be.

18. Craig Counsell: I suppose he is far more conventionally handsome than I give him credit for, but something about Counsell doesn’t sit right with me:

ST. LOUIS, MO - JULY 3: Manager Craig Counsell #30 of the Milwaukee Brewers spitswhile watching the game against the St. Louis Cardinals in the fourth inning at Busch Stadium on July 3, 2016 in St. Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)

He turns 47 next season yet he still looks like that kid who hangs out in front of the drug store, opening Donruss packs and yelling “sweet!” after finding a Mark Grace Rated Rookie before peddling off on his Mongoose.

19. Bob Melvin: I feel like he’ll be the Oakland manager until he dies of old age, so it’ll be interesting to see him slide down the list as time takes its inevitable toll. Heck, given how the A’s seem to be tied to Melvin forever, maybe they’ll pull a Jeremy Benthem kind of deal with him and let him manage as a corpse in, like, 2059 or something. That would certainly impact his rating here. Though whether he’d go up or down I have no idea.

20. Kevin Cash:

ST. PETERSBURG, FL - JULY 1: Manger Kevin Cash #16 of the Tampa Bay Rays yells from the dugout during the third inning of game against the Detroit Tigers on July 1, 2016 at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Florida. (Photo by Brian Blanco/Getty Images)

I’ve never gotten the appeal. People tell me I’m so wrong on him and that I should have him in the top 10 — and I suppose there’s a “Mark Ruffalo avec Mail Pouch Tobacco” vibe to all of this — but I just don’t see it.

21. Don Mattingly: It was a rough year in Miami, especially at the end of it, for obvious reasons. Matingly has seemed to have his seasons end with some level of stress and tumult every single year. He hasn’t made his appearance at the Winter Meetings pressers yet, but I’m hoping he’s relaxed and recharging.

22. Bryan Price: I feel like this is the last year he’ll be on this list. Then again, I’ve been saying this for years.

23. Scott Servais:


“What is it going to take to get you into a new Buick? My manager says I can throw in the all-weather floor mats at cost!”

24. Buck Showalter: Showalter was poised to be way higher on this list and all he had to do was put that killer outfit he just picked up and he would’ve been gold. For reasons only he can explain, however, he left it in the drawer. Baffling.

25. Terry Collins: He already has gray hair, but at the moment it looks like a past-his-defensive-prime Curtis Granderson is going to be his everyday center fielder this season. If so, his gray hair may get gray hair.

26. John Gibbons: He’s not at the Winter Meetings this week due to dealing with a flu. This is what he looked like late in the season when he was healthy:

ST. PETERSBURG, FL - SEPTEMBER 3: Manager John Gibbons #5 of the Toronto Blue Jays looks on from the dugout during the first inning of a game against the Tampa Bay Rays on September 3, 2016 at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Florida. (Photo by Brian Blanco/Getty Images)

Imagine what Gibbons looks like sick.

27. Rick Renteria: Welcome back to the managing ranks, Rick. Baseball always needs a manager in your particular mold.

CHICAGO, IL - OCTOBER 02: Rick Renteria #17 of the Chicago White Sox in the dugout before the game against the Minnesota Twins on October 2, 2016 at U. S. Cellular Field in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by David Banks/Getty Images)

28. Bruce Bochy: Given the health scare last spring, allow me to say that I think Bochy is one of the most handsome men baseball has ever seen and the only reason he is listed at 28 right now is a computer glitch that is preventing me from changing it. Bad, computer! Bad! Bruce Bochy is an adonis! (no one tell him about this, OK?)

29. Clint Hurdle: Hurdle’s handsomeness is directly proportinal to his happiness. He has a very pleasant smile and gives off an admirable rugged charm when things are going well. But we all remember what happens when he’s angry:

Clint Hurdle red face.bmp

With the Pirates reportedly dealing Andrew McCutchen, one can only assume Hurdle is going to be angry more in 2017.

30. Mike Scioscia: All of these pictures came via the Getty Images search. When you use it, a search field comes up with all sorts of image options. This is one of the options:


You may not like everything I do on this website, but you had better thank me for not unclicking that box and looking for Mike Scioscia nudes. That would definitely make a person . . . feel something.

TORONTO, CANADA - AUGUST 23: Manager Mike Scioscia #14 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim reacts during MLB game action against the Toronto Blue Jays on August 23, 2016 at Rogers Centre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images)