Buxton, Sano, and Arcia give me a lot of hope for this team finally having a cocky competitive attitude and winning drive to it again.
Buxton is not provocatively cocky, but he plays with extreme intensity that can be seen as opposed to a Mauer type who just doesn't show it much (not a dig on Mauer he is amazing but very quiet about it). He is the best chance to truly lead the whole team and drive everyone to be better like a Hunter.
Good post. I think there are other guys, currently a little muzzled under the existing culture, who will let their inner-cockiness come to full bloom upon the ascendance of your Big Three:
!) Pinto, is pretty fearleass at the plate, once he earns the starting job, watch for him assert himself more openly.
2) Dozier, future vocal captain of the IF, hopefully ensconced there a long time, putting guys like Sano, Plouffe, Flori and Vargas in their places when they set the defensive scheme, or when someone screws up.
3) Perkins, already a go-to guy for the press. When things finally turn around here, I'd love to see him publicly make it known that he tells his mates: Get the lead and then just Get on my back and Give me the Dang Ball!
4) Gonsalves and Stewart, maybe too early to tell much, but their backgrounds suggest that they're not afraid of outspokenness and accepting the mantle of leadership roles.