SI Players MLB Poll
[Based on a survey of 464 MLB players]
Who is the best owner player in baseball?
George Steinbrenner, Yankees.....41%
Arturo Moreno, Angels.....19%
John Henry, Red Sox.....9%
William O. DeWitt Jr., Cardinals.....4%
Mike Ilitch, Tigers.....3%
Tribune Company, Cubs.....3%
Jerry Reinsdorf, White Sox.....2%
Time Warner/Ted Turner, Braves.....2%
Fred Wilpon, Mets.....2%
Who is the worst owner in baseball?
David Glass, Royals.....21%
Jeffrey Loria, Marlins.....19%
Stuart Sternberg, Devil Rays.....18%
Peter Angelos, Orioles.....9%
Robert Nutting, Pirates.....7%
George Steinbrenner, Yankees.....6%
Carl Pohlad, Twins.....3%
Theodore N. Lerner, Nationals.....3%
Ken Kendrick, Dbacks.....1%
FAST FACTS: Players could not vote for the owner of the team they play on.... The Yankees have baseball's highest payroll at $190 million; the Royals have the ninth-lowest at $67 million.... Steinbrenner was sixth on the "worst" list (6%).... The winning percentage of the top four vote-getters' teams this year is .546; the bottom four's teams are at .436.

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