AN Hottie Poll — The Final Cut

There is a very important question that needs to be answered in this off-season: Now that Travis and Chavvy are gone, who is AN's favorite hottie on the team? We must research this.

To find the answer, we're running this set of polls. Vote for the player you think is most good-looking. Or if your favorite is not listed, vote "write-in" and name him in the comments. Anyone on the A's 40-man roster is eligible. All AN members are welcome to vote, regardless of gender or sexual preference. Straight guys, it's OK to judge how good-looking men are, so don't be shy. Go ahead and vote. It won't make you gay, I promise.

Daric and Andrew have made the list. Who will be #10? DeHotness? MaEl? Who will get the coveted last spot on the 10-man hottie roster?

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February is half over and that means two things: (1) my work life gets a lot busier, squeezing out whatever free time I may have had to cut and paste HTML code produce fascinating and thought-provoking FanPosts; and (2) spring training has begun, so there are more interesting things to read on AN than this silly poll. Put them together and it means curtains for this series.

Thanks to Future Ed for suggesting a nifty exit strategy. In the last round, Daric Barton and Andrew Bailey finished in a dead heat with 19 votes each. Rather than do a runoff poll, we'll just declare them tied for #8 and now one more poll finishes it off with a nice round ten.

This will be the last hottie poll FanPost. I've set the poll to close some time next week. When it does, you can count the votes yourself and announce it in a DLD if you like.

The Rankings So Far



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Gio Gonzalez
(Giovany Aramis González)
5'11", 205 lbs
born Sep 19, 1985 (Virgo)

Pitcher, a regular in the starting rotation. Acquired before the 2008 season in the Swisher trade. Famous for his "Ojos Locos" TV ad.



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Ryan Sweeney
(Ryan Joseph Sweeney)
6'4", 225 lbs
born Feb 20, 1985 (Pisces)

Outfielder. Aka "Swooney". Acquired before the 2008 season in the Swisher trade. A traditional favorite, he missed a lot of time last year due to injury, so we didn't see as much of him.


23% (in round 2)

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Rich Harden
(James Richard Harden)
6'1", 195 lbs
born Nov 30, 1981 (Sagittarius)

Pitcher. Former starter for the A's, traded away mid-season 2008. Signed again just before Christmas for a one-year contract as a free agent, he will be given a chance to compete for the last starting spot. Known for his smirk (not pictured).




Conor Jackson
(Conor Sims Jackson)
6'2", 215 lbs
born May 7, 1982 (Taurus)

Outfielder, aka "New Guy" even though he isn't new any more, famous for his eyebrows. Acquired mid-season last year. Majored in theater at Cal, guest-starred on General Hospital.



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Craig Breslow
(Craig Andrew Breslow)
6'1", 180 lbs
born Aug 8, 1980 (Leo)

Relief pitcher. Played in five different organizations before Oakland claimed him off waivers from Minnesota in May 2009. Called "the smartest man in baseball" on account of his biochemistry and molecular biophysics degree from Yale.


36% (in runoff)

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Josh Willingham
(Joshua David Willingham)
6'2", 215 lbs
born Feb 17, 1979 (Aquarius)

Outfielder, acquired in trade just last month. Supposedly he's going to add power to our lame offense.



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Kurt Suzuki
(Kurt Kiyoshi Suzuki)
5'11", 195 lbs
born Oct 4, 1983 (Libra)

Catcher. From Hawaii. Drafted by the A's in the second round in 2004. Starting catcher since July 2007, when Jason Kendall was traded away.

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Daric Barton
(Daric William Barton)
6'0", 215 lbs
born Aug 16, 1985 (Leo)

First Baseman. Aka Staplehead. Acquired after the 2004 season in the Mark Mulder trade. Famous for doing the splits and diving into shallow pools.


(tied) 22% each

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Andrew Bailey
(Andrew Scott Bailey)
6'3", 245 lbs
born May 31, 1984 (Gemini)

Closer. Drafted by the A's in the sixth round in 2006. AL Rookie of the Year in 2009 and two-time All-Star.

Candidates for Round #10

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Chris Carter
(Vernon Christopher Carter)
6'5", 230 lbs
born Dec 18, 1986 (Sagittarius)

Built for DIИGERZ!!! aka Trogdor, the Beast. The A's #1 prospect, in his callup last year he started out 0-for-lots, but hope springs eternal. We're not sure what position he'll play. He seems too young to be a DH. At 1B or LF he, um, gets an E for effort.

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Coco Crisp
(Covelli Loyce Crisp)
6'0", 180 lbs
born Nov 1, 1979 (Scorpio)

Center fielder. Signed prior to the 2010 season. He missed more than half the season due to injury, but he was awesome when he did play. Cool hair, cool name ... what's not to like?

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David DeJesus
(David Christopher DeJesús)
5'11", 190 lbs
born Dec 20, 1979 (Sagittarius)

Outfielder. Acquired this off-season in trade from the Royals. Described by Lookout Landing as "the most boring good player in baseball".

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Mark Ellis
(Mark William Ellis)
5'11", 195 lbs
born June 6, 1977 (Gemini)

Second baseman, aka the Unicorn, from South Dakota. Longest-tenured player with the team, made his major-league debut with the A's in 2002. Acquired from the Royals in the awesome three-way trade that turned Angel Berroa, A.J. Hinch and Ben Grieve into Johnny Damon, Cory Lidle, and Mark Ellis.

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Landon Powell
(Landon Reed Powell)
6'3", 255 lbs
born March 19, 1982 (Pisces)

Catcher. Drafted by the A's in the first round in 2004. Now plays backup to the A's 2004 second-round draft pick. Caught Dallas Braden's perfect game.