When Brandon C. thought of the idea of a staff-wide series about who we would start a franchise with, my pick was a no brainer. If I was starting my own franchise and I was able to select any player from all 30 teams, Troy Tulowitzki would be my number one choice, and I wouldn't think twice.
Maybe it's because I played shortstop throughout my own playing career, but for whatever reason, there is something that makes me appreciate the way a shortstop plays the game. Thinking about it further, it's probably because I was spoiled growing up, watching Derek Jeter take the field for my favorite team all summer long.
It's hard not to like Tulo. He can hit, he can field, he's young, he's an All-Star, he's had thee top-10 finishes in the MVP voting, and you've never heard a bad thing said about him. He's even a Derek Jeter fan.
You get the picture.
Here are my reasons for selecting Tulowitzki:
What more could you want?