MLB’s Franchise Four Promotion: Who Do You Have?


Major League Baseball’s Franchise Four is in the books. Who are your Franchise Four?

In celebration of this years All Star Game, Major League Baseball launched a promotion, Franchise Four, to a great amount of success. Fans were asked to vote for the four most important players in franchise history, which means that a list could be made up of players that made impactful impressions on a franchise without having to be Babe Ruth. These selections will be announced during the All Star Game in Cincinnati.

Was there a player that made a crucial out that helped save your team’s post-season run? Or, do you go with some of the greatest players from the past? That’s what “Franchise Four” is all about.

This got me thinking: which active players would be most likely to appear on a similar list when they hang up the cleats and step away from the game? Some included on the list have the advantage of being a part of a newer franchise. It’s much easier to make this list for a player of the Colorado Rockies than the New York Yankees. So, I’ve compiled a list of great players that, once their time is done, would possibly make the list for their clubs, and I’m calling it the Future Four.

Here are my Future Four players for their respective franchises:

Evan Longoria – Tampa Bay Rays

Miguel Cabrera – Detroit Tigers

Mike Trout – Los Angeles Angels

Felix Hernandez – Seattle Mariners

Giancarlo Stanton – Miami Marlins

Clayton Kershaw – Los Angeles Dodgers

These players still have major storylines to write for their clubs, and I can see them being all-time greats for each of their franchises.

So, here’s the real question: who do you have? I want to know your Franchise Four for your favorite MLB franchise, and I also want to know who you’ve got in your Future Four. Let me know on in the comments below.

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  1. Dan Marsh 9 May, 2015 at 14:01 Reply

    I would put Yadier Molina in for the Cardinals. His presence behind the plate is like having an extra pitching coach on the field. Not to mention his defensive skills. Add to that his increased offensive performance over the past few years and I’d say he’s a lock.

  2. Jeremy Weathers 9 May, 2015 at 14:05 Reply

    The cardinals are one of the franchises so loaded with talent throughout the organizations history that its difficult to be in the top 4. But yadi is definitely in the conversation.

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