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Dodgers: One Player From Another Team That Fans Just Can’t Hate

Even if you’re a Dodgers fan, you can’t help but like these guys.



In a time of so much division, we wanted to do what we could to bring people together. And what better way to do that than by asking fans players from other teams that they love? Dodgers fans chimed in all week talking about guys that play on other teams that they can’t help but like. 

The answers might surprise you, given that there are a few rival teams sprinkled in. Let us know what you think of some of these top answers from Dodgers’ fans.

Sean Doolittle- Washington Nationals

Doolittle might have shut down the Dodgers during the 2019 playoffs, but that hasn’t stopped fans from living him this offseason. The Nationals’ closer has really been vocal in making sure players’ health is at the forefront of conversation during the return to play, as well as ensuring players’ pay is fair. You can’t help but love the guy. Plus, he has the coolest Twitter handle ever

Nolan Arenado- Colorado Rockies

Count this as one of those strange division rival picks. But Dodgers fans have long been in favor of chasing down Arenado, even though Colorado inked him to a long-term deal. But he is a local kid, and having that glove in Los Angeles sure is enticing. And he just has a great smile, what can we say. 

Mike Trout- Anaheim Angels

The crosstown(but not really) Angels got something special when they drafted Trout in the first round of the 2009 draft. Even Dodgers fans have grown to appreciate watching one of the greatest players of all time play the game, even if the Angels don’t get into the playoffs. 

Christian Yelich- Milwaukee Brewers

Dodgers fans have thoroughly enjoyed watching Yelich and Bellinger battle it out as the two best bats in the National League for the last few years. Yelich has been in the MVP conversations for the last two years, winning one in 2018 and losing out to Belli last year. But getting to watch a player with his talent compete has truly been a treasure. He also looks like a discount Pete Davidson, which is cool.

Zack Greinke- Houston Astros

Given that he was a former Dodgers’ player, this one seems like cheating a little bit, and that’s not an Astros joke. In his time with Los Angeles, Greinke was nothing short of dominant and probably should have won a few Cy Young Awards. Even though he signed a free-agent deal with the Diamondbacks and was traded to the Astros, fans still enjoy the memories. After all, the man went to war against Carlos Quentin for us. 

Andrew McCutchen- Philadelphia Phillies

Cutch has always been a fan-favorite across baseball. Dodgers fans have always known him to be involved in trade conversations, especially when he was with Pittsburgh. But in his ripe age, Cutch has truly become a treasure. His social media presence is unparalleled, and you can’t help but to root for the guy.

Buster Posey- San Francisco Giants

This is the one that I truly did not understand, but it seems like Dodgers fans have a soft spot for Buster Posey. Personally, I’m not a huge fan. But Posey’s name showed up in the comments section on our Twitter page fairly often, so can you guys help me out on this one?

So that’s it guys! Make sure you follow the answers along here to see more names that Dodgers fans can’t help but like, and let us know what you think! 

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Written by Brook Smith

Brook is the Senior Editor of Dodgers Nation, with several years of experience in sports journalism. He is an avid Dodgers and Lakers fan, and can be spotted fairly often at Dodger Stadium and Staples Center.

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  1. I grew up listening to Vin Scully who always recognized the talent of other ball players; his even-handed reporting rubbed-off on me. I appreciate the talent of other players. What I cannot accept are players who cheat, regardless of their talent, or team affiliation.

  2. I agree that Vin Scully showed his appreciation and love of the game and the players. From Henry Aaron, Willie Mays, Roberto Clemente, Ernie Banks, and Willie McCovey and I have not even began looking at the pitchers,

    Then we look at many of the current stars and this list does a good job looking at the current stars of today.

    If you love the game nearly all players give a lot to even play this gane. we are looking forward to playing some of this season.

    • Agree with all except Zack Greinke. Only looking for the big paycheck, Didn’t are about the fans or winning, as long as he got a boatload of money.

  3. Alex Cora was a favorite of mine until the cheating bug got to him. I followed him in college and he taught my son how to throw

  4. At first, Hunter Pence was just a Giant to me, but after seeing him when he was on his last game as a Giant, and listening and reading more about him, I must admit, he’s not the kind of guy I thought he was.

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