By now interleague play is in full swing. A lot of people seem to have beef with it. I personally don’t mind interleague play. It gives fans a chance to see players/teams they don’t normally have a chance to. Also, it’s pretty entertaining to see some of those AL pitchers with a “deer-in-headlights” look on their face while at-bat.
Interleague is a chance to see how the AL and NL match up against one another; starting pitching, bullpen, hitting, defense, etc. Sure all that’s important, but we here at Ladies… want to focus on a more important issue: Which league has the hotter players?
Now to be fair I choose a player from each division. Let’s see how the leagues’ hotness match up in starting pitching, bullpen, infielders, and outfielders. Enjoy!
Scott Kazmir: Tampa Bay Ray
Zack Greinke: Kansas City Royals
Vin Mazzaro: Oakland A’s
Barry Zito: San Francisco Giants
Rich Harden: Chicago Cubs
Cole Hamels: Philadelphia Phillies
Winner: There are definitely some cuties in AL starting rotations but I have to give it to the NL in this one.
Chris Ray: Baltimore Orioles
Jensen Lewis: Cleveland Indians
Miguel Batista: Seattle Mariners
Kyle McClellan: St. Louis Cardinals
Jesus Colome: Washington Nationals
Huston Street: Colorado Rockies
Winner: This time I gotta give the edge to the AL. The NL may have the hotter starting pitchers, but the AL sure looks better in relief.
Evan Longoria: Tampa Bay Rays
Joe Mauer: Minnesota Twins
Ian Kinsler: Texas Rangers
David Wright: New York Mets
JJ Hardy: Milwaukee Brewers
Ian Stewart: Colorado Rockies
Winner: Kinsler, Mauer, and Longoria are a hard trio to beat. But the AL loses some serious points because of Longoria’s facial hair and poor choice in clothing. Also, he may not be listed but the NL has Chase Utley as well. I gotta give this one to the NL.
Grady Sizemore: Cleveland Indians
Nick Markakis: Baltimore Orioles
Franklin Gutierrez: Seattle Mariners
Ryan Braun: Milwaukee Brewers
Matt Kemp: Los Angeles Dodgers
Chase Headley: San Diego Padres
Winner: This one was a no-brainer. The AL has Sizemore; they win this one.
So it seems as though we have a tie. But unlike in 2002, there should no outcry about this decision. MLB just has hot players no matter which league you are looking at.