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Ex-Factor

The following is a list of the 2006 playoff teams in order of their "Soxness," and thus provides a guide to which teams to root for in the postseason.

Oakland Athletics
Frank Thomas - 1959 games from 1990-2005; all-time Sox top ten in 25 of 30 of the offensive categories listed on Baseball-Reference.com, first in 17 of those categories; greatest hitter in team history
Estaban Loaiza - 55 starts from 2003-04; 21-game winner and All-Star Game starter in 2003; traded for Jose Contreras
D'Angelo Jimenez - 100 games from 2002-03

New York Mets
Jose Valentin - 672 games from 2000-04; all-time Sox top ten in HR, SLG, and AB/HR
Roberto Hernandez - 345 games from 1991-97; second in team history in saves
Orlando Hernandez - 22 starts in 2005; magical 2005 ALDS relief appearance
Julio Franco - 112 games in 1994
Chad Bradford - 44 games from 1998-2000

Detroit Tigers
Magglio Ordonez - 1001 games from 1997-2004; all-time Sox top ten in 12 offensive categories
Jason Grilli - 8 starts in 2004

San Diego Padres
Mike Cameron - 296 games from 1991-95; traded for Paul Konerko
Geoff Blum - 31 games in 2005; improbable game-winning home run in longest game in World Series history
Jon Adkins - 59 games from 2003-05
Alan Embree - 39 games in 2001

Los Angeles Dodgers
Kenny Lofton - 93 games in 2002
Olmedo Saenz - 5 games in 1994

New York Yankees
Tanyon Sturtze - 11 games from 1999-2000

St. Louis Cardinals
Aaron Miles - 8 games in 2003

Minnesota Twins
No former White Sox

Yet another reason to root against the Twinkies!

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