ESPN.com is having a Face of the Franchise poll for each MLB team.  Basically, the concept is to vote for who the most popular person is with that current organization, whether it be a player, owner, or GM.  I’m a sucker for some of these polls, but when you have Juan Castro listed as one of your 5 candidates, you have to question either ESPN or your franchise.  I mean c’mon!  JUAN CASTRO???  Isn’t Homer Bailey more a face to this franchise than Juan Castro?  Heck, Brandon Phillips isn’t even a choice!  What about Aaron Harang?  Nope.  (Of course, would you want Harang’s droopy face being the face of the franchise?)

OK, just thought I’d vent a little bit and get that off my chest!

A simple Reds fan from a simple town. I have been a Reds fan all my life. The 1990 team was crowned Champions during my prime youth years and I grew up idolizing Chris Sabo all the way down to the flat top hair style and the #17. I have passed that love of the Reds down to my three boys who love the game and the Reds just as much as I do! Follow me on twitter @CoachWilson17

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  1. Why would you put a late innings defensive replacement player as an option to be the face of the franchise? I believe someone at ESPN goofed up.

  2. Pretty good indication of the state of Cincinnati Reds baseball.

  3. How about Aaron Harang?

    ESPN is a joke. They are like the People magazine of sports.

  4. No, no, you’re wrong – Castro is the perfect choice. He and players like him are the reason the Reds have lost for seven years! He SHOULD be the face of the franchise!

  5. this is ridiculous… shows how much ESPN actually fallows teams in markets other than new york, boston, and california

  6. Daedalus’s negativity made me cry.

  7. Castro is nothing compared to having Majewski the FACE of the franchise!

  8. Majewski is not the face he is the Broken Shoulder of the franchise. Billy Bray is the Fractured Finger. Everyotherday Eddie is the Elbow, sorry Juan. The head of the Franchise is David Ross. Ryan Freel is the knee of the franchise but the face is without a doubt. Pedro broken cheek Lopez. No doubt. I voted for Griffey.

  9. Token Hispanic – guess EdE and Valentin weren’t good enough

  10. Anyone think that Dumatrait gets another start?

  11. I think Dumatrait proves the point that ERA and W-L record are incredibly overrated.

  12. castro is horrible and should be released.
    anyone hear about the conine trade?!

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About Chris Wilson

A simple Reds fan from a simple town. I have been a Reds fan all my life. The 1990 team was crowned Champions during my prime youth years and I grew up idolizing Chris Sabo all the way down to the flat top hair style and the #17. I have passed that love of the Reds down to my three boys who love the game and the Reds just as much as I do! Follow me on twitter @CoachWilson17

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