232 players responded to Sports Illustrated’s survey asking them to name the phoniest player in baseball. These were the results:
- Alex Rodriguez, Yankees 3B 26%
Nick Swisher, Yankees RF 14%
Nyjer Morgan, Brewers CF 11%
Brian Wilson, Giants P 9%
Brandon Phillips, Reds 2B 5%
According to SI, Swisher, Morgan, Wilson and Phillips were among the top six vote-getters for the distinction of baseball’s most eccentric player. They also note that the bulk of the votes for A-Rod (64%) came from players in the American League, and that most of those (44%) came from his rivals in the AL East.
You may recall that players also voted A-Rod the most overrated player in baseball. I’m starting to get the feeling that Sports Illustrated is just creating questions to pick on the Yankee slugger.Google+