ESPN 500: Re-Ordering the Top 100

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ESPN 500: Re-Ordering the Top 100
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Let's be real. Any time a group of ESPN writers huddle together and use some wacky rankings to determine a list of best anything in sports, it's going to be wrong.

Not because they don't know what they are doing, but because in an attempt to stray from statistical biases and satisfy the masses' expected shock value, the list becomes skewed.

Exhibit A: Matt Kemp, he of 1 home run shy of 40/40 and eight hits shy of the Triple Crown in 2011, is apparently not as good as 12 other MLB players in the game today. While I won't debate that players like Tim Lincecum and Felix Hernandez are elite, they don't belong ahead of a five-tool, every day player.

Determining the correct order is pretty simple, really. It just takes a few hours to get everyone lined up in the right order. So, hands against the wall, boys. Here goes my shot at re-ordering the ESPN 500 top 100. The order it should be in.

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