A friend of mine and I were talking today during the Twins win over the Rays (cheap shot, sorry TB fans. Don't bring up Friday, please.) We were exchanging our favorite baseball stories in our young lives, our first time at a ball park, our favorite games, moments, and players.
Then, we started talking about what type of player we would want if given the opportunity to start a team. Of course, we both wanted Pujols. But my mind got to thinking of who I would want next. I know I would want a player to build my franchise around: young, good player with awesome potential, nice contract, and a perfect face for the franchise.
Some players I thought of were Miguel Cabrera, Joe Mauer, Carl Crawford, Grady Sizemore, David Wright...etc.
Then I thought about all the players in the history of the game, and I didn't know where to start.
So my question to you all is which player in the history of baseball would you want to start a franchise around? Pitcher? Hitter? Power? Speed?
Please, explain your reasoning when naming your player.