Yesterday Jays broadcaster Jamie Campbell put together his all time favourite Jays list. While not a bad list, I happen to disagree on a few selections. Obviously leaving Kelly Gruber off the list for 3B is at best a slap in the face and, let me be frank, at worst an atrocity. Let me now present to you my all time favourite Jays team.
1. Roy Halladay
2. Dave Stieb
3. Roger Clemens – the most dominant pitching seasons ever turned in by a Jay
4. Pat Hentgen
5. Jimmy Key
Jim Clancy-The first Jays starter to have a real sniff at success if I recall correctly
Mike Flanagan – He was the epitome of the crafty lefthanded pitcher
Todd Stottlemyre -I loved his bloodied up chin from his headfirst slide in the World Series
Jim Acker – When his sinker was on, it was one of the best in baseball. But..wow, did he ever give up a lot of homeruns in retrospect.
Mark Eichhorn – I loved, absolutely loved his funky sidearm delivery as a kid growing up
Tom Henke - The Terminator had a 10.295k/9IP rate. Amazing.
Billy Koch - I liked the cut of his jib. And 100mph fastball.
Roberto Alomar: You were expecting Joe Lawrence?
Orlando Hudson – The O-Dog can pick it!!!
Kelly Gruber – you are kidding me if you think anyone else belongs here
Rance “Tight Pants” Mullinks
Ken Huckaby – for what he did to Jeter
(I like me some Jays catchers)
Jorge Bell – best Rule V pick ever?
Devon White – As my Dad always says, he was as fast as greased lightning.
Lloyd “Shaker” Moseby
Jesse Barfield – Huge cannon! (That’s what she said)
Bobby Mattick, Brian Butterfield, Al Widmar, Brad Arnsberg, Mel Queen, Cito Gaston (as hitting coach)