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The Dirty Half Dozen
Michael Farber
August 14, 2006
These dirt dogs have some valuable tangibles to go along with their intangibles
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August 14, 2006

The Dirty Half Dozen

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These dirt dogs have some valuable tangibles to go along with their intangibles

ERIC BYRNES (above) DIAMONDBACKS, OF

Enjoying a career year in '06 (18 homers, 15 steals, .873 OPS) after a miserable '05 with three teams. Nobody lays out for a catch as stylishly and intrepidly as this Spicoli clone.

JORGE POSADA YANKEES, C

Has not been on the DL since becoming full-time starter in 2000, and his OPS (.875) is nearly 100 points higher than in '05, no small feat for a catcher who turns 35 next week.

CHONE FIGGINS

ANGELS, OF

Greatest attribute is his ultraversatility, which is vital for a roster as fragile as the Angels'. He has struggled at the plate this year (.255 through Sunday) but has 40 steals, best in the AL.

RYAN FREEL

REDS, OF

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