The Brewer Advent Calendar #19: Craig Counsell

So today, it really is nineteen days until pitchers and catchers report to Maryvale. Behind door #19 we find...Craig Counsell!

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via www.alaskabaseballleague.com

On top of two stints as a Brewer in his career, Craig Counsell appeared in four games for the Rockies between 1995 and 1997, 195 games for the Marlins between 1997 and 1999, and 664 as a Diamondback between 2000 and 2006, with one year spent as a Brewer in 2004.

If you're not seeing the significance, here it is: Counsell has played for three of the last four expansion teams. No one has ever played for all four, but sixteen players, including eight active players and one other 2009 Brewer, have played for three:

Player D-Backs Marlins Rays Rockies
Greg Colbrunn 1999-2002, 2004 1994-1996 1995, 1997
Craig Counsell 2000-2003, 2005-2006 1997-1999 1998
Damion Easley 2006 2004-2005 2003
Lenny Harris 1999-2000 2003-2005 1999
Livan Hernandez 2006-2007 1996-1999 2008
Matt Herges 2005 2006 2007-2008
Charles Johnson 1994-1998, 2001-2002 2005 2003-2004
Jorge Julio 2006 2007 2007
Joe Kennedy 2007 2001-2003 2004-2005
Byung-Hyun Kim 1999-2003 2007 2005-2007
Quinton McCracken 2002-2005 1998-2000 1995-1997
Dan Miceli 2000-2001 2006 2001, 2003, 2005
Mike Myers 2002-2003 1995 2000-2001
Vladimir Nunez 1998-1999 1999-2003 2004
Jason Smith 2007 2002-2003 2006
Bobby Witt 2001 1995 1999

Thanks to TheJay for the info. Active players are in bold. Am I the only one with the urge to trade Julio and Counsell to the Rays to complete the tetrad?

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