I have to admit, I have a tiny bit of a problem with calling a professional athlete lazy.
These are the guys that have reached the pinnacle of the sport after all, the best of the best. These guys obviously have the talent to set them apart from the rest of us that sit in the stands or at home on our couches and watch them play.
Their talent earns them millions of dollars a year while many of us grind out our daily 9-5s and live paycheck-to-paycheck, or at least without the luxuries these athletes can afford.
It can be frustrating, if not downright infuriating, to watch these guys fail to run out a ground ball or put half effort into a play on the field and have it result in a base runner for the opposing team.
I suppose, in some twisted way, it can even be considered a compliment that we consider certain athletes lazy. It means we know they are better than the effort we see from them on the field. We want them to live up to the full ability of their talents.
Or maybe John Kruk truly said it best when he claimed: "I'm not an athlete, I'm a baseball player."
This list was compiled very un-scientifically. Basically, I searched Google repeatedly, checked the message boards, and then cross-checked that with more blog searches to see what fans of the teams thought.
What I'm saying is that this is definitely open to debate.
Without further ado, here is my list of the 15 laziest players in the major leagues.
If you feel I left someone off the list that is more deserving of one of these players, let me know who should be added and who should be removed.