That anti-Royal bastion of bias Fangraphs is at it again. This time, they dare to disrepect our Chosen One, the inimitable and incomparable Eric Hosmer.
In kicking off Fangraph's annual trade value series, noted Mariners hack and stooge for all that is unholy, Dave Cameron wrote the following:
There were also a few guys who I couldn’t believe I had to leave off the list (there’s no Jered Weaver, Cole Hamels, Matt Kemp, or Eric Hosmer for instance – it killed me to exclude them), but I ran this by a bunch of smart people who offered good feedback, tried to weigh the pros and cons as best we could, and this is what we came up with.
Maybe if his list was "Top 50 Greatest Americans Ever" I could see his point. It must be that sometimes ugly Mariners-Royals battle again, for we know Cameron is unable to be objective about anything even tangentially touching #6org.