A recap of Stumptown's 2012 rankings of all the Portland Timbers, with all of the editor's rankings included.
Now that the countdown is over and we have revealed all of our rankings, let's revisit the rankings briefly before looking forward to what the roster may look like in 2013. Each of the editors ranked the players based on their own ranking system, according to their own interpretation of the query, "Rank the 2012 Portland Timbers." No directions on what to base the ranking on -- just a rank in whatever way felt appropriate. Not exactly scientific, but a fun exercise nonetheless.
The goal was to go through the roster and decide whether or not said player is a fit for the team -- or if they were no longer on the team, whether it was a good trade/release. Here is a summary of how the players ended up:
|1||Darlington Nagbe||19||Joe Bendik|
|2||Franck Songo'o||20||Rodney Wallace|
|3||Diego Chara||21||Brent Richards|
|4||Steven Smith||22||Jake Gleeson|
|5||David Horst||23||Futty Danso|
|6||Hanyer Mosquera||24||Sebastian Rincon|
|7||Eric Brunner||25||Kosuke Kimura|
|8||Kris Boyd||26||Ryan Kawulok|
|9||Kalif Alhassan||27||Mike Fucito|
|10||Troy Perkins||28||Charles Renken|
|11||Jack Jewsbury||29||Mike Chabala|
|12||Eric Alexander||30||Steve Purdy|
|13||Bright Dike||31||Ian Hogg|
|14||Danny Mwanga||32||Freddie Braun|
|15||Sal Zizzo||33||Jorge Perlaza|
|16||Jose Adolfo Valencia||34||Lovel Palmer|
|17||Andrew Jean Baptiste||35||Chris Taylor|
|18||Donovan Ricketts||36||James Marcelin|
Here are the individual editors' rankings:
Obviously there's a wide range of opinion on some of these, even among just the five of us. If you have questions about why someone gave a player a certain rank, feel free to ask; if you disagree, please tell us why. If you have the time and feel so inclined, go ahead and give us your own ranked list of the 36 players in the comments.