So today, it really is nineteen days until pitchers and catchers report to Maryvale. Behind door #19 we find...Craig Counsell!
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:
|Greg Colbrunn||1999-2002, 2004||1994-1996||1995, 1997|
|Craig Counsell||2000-2003, 2005-2006||1997-1999||1998|
|Charles Johnson||1994-1998, 2001-2002||2005||2003-2004|
|Dan Miceli||2000-2001||2006||2001, 2003, 2005|
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?