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.
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.