Mike Aviles, Omaha/Kansas City Royals
Tribute to 1991 Donruss Elite Series
by Goose Joak
If you've been around the blog a while, you know that I'm a huge fan of these cards. They are my all time favorite set. Here's a shot of Aviles in powder blue. With Chris Getz hitting under .200, it may be just a matter of time before Mike gets some regular playing time. Not that I'm rooting against Getz. I want them both to do well!
If I had to rank my favorite active players it would look something like:
1. Joakim Soria
3. Mike Aviles
5. Zack Greinke
Some of my other buddies include, in no particular order:
Brad Hawpe, Scott Rolen, Mariano Rivera, Chipper Jones, Chase Utley, Mike Napoli, Yovani Gallardo, Josh Hamilton
Then I could get really absurd and list guys like Will Venable and John Buck. I guess I have lot of love to go around.
I would also include Kelvim Escobar, but that requires a stretch of the imagination. He's not very active these days. Neither is Brian Buchanan.
Ricky Nolasco has long been a favorite but he is venturing off into the DTM woods this year. I hope he comes back before it is too late but I'm losing my patience!
I hope you enjoy clicking through the cards!