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Bb ref has Grich with 34.4 WAR in Baltimore and 32.9 in California.
1B - Votto
One of them has to move to RF unless we missed somebody.
The other question is who would manage the White Sox team. Al Lopez (840W, 650L)? They never won the World Series under Al, but they were consistently good. If you want somebody with a championship, your options are Fielder Jones himself (426W, 239L), Pants Rowland (339W, 247L) and Ozzie Guillen (678W, 617L).
Yeah, I was thinking about that. Not only are the Yankees deep, but its starting eight, except for second base, is arguably all-time inner circle great. And the pitching, while except for Clemens, has no truly inner circle greats, and Clemens only pitched a short while for them, is still pretty damn impressive.
It's kind of cheating to include Clemens and Rickey on the Yankees team. Clemens put up less than 15% of his career value with the Yanks, while Rickey put up just 35%. #57 makes the Yankees look much deeper than they actually are.
Following up Walt's suggestion in 54, a Diamond Mind tournament would be great. There'd have to be some rules about which players go to which teams (e.g., original team or team for which they had the most value) and which positions they can play (e.g., 200 games in the majors or something like that). But it would be fun.
1B: Greenberg (Cash)
2B: Gehringer (McAuliffe)
3B: Cabrera (yes, really)
SS: Trammell (Bush)
LF: Turkey Stearns (Veach)
CF: Cobb (Crawford)
RF: Kaline (Heilmann)
C: Freehan (Parrish)
In a perfect world, you'd send one of the second basemen to third and have Miggy DH. Either way, that's a killer lineup.
Starting pitchers: Newhouser, Bridges, Lolich, Morris, Verlander
Relief Ace: Hiller
On the roster because it's my team: Fidrych
Not on the roster for the same reason: McLain
The Giants franchise may very well beat out the Yankees in terms of who could put together the best 25 man roster. Shortstop is a bit of an issue, but otherwise the positions all seem to fall into place nicely. As crazy good as the Yankees outfield would be, Bonds/Mays/Ott can't lose much ground to anybody.
3B - Kelly Gruber (ugg)
#57 makes the Yankees look much deeper than they actually are.
C - Ashby
1B - Bagwell
2B - Biggio
SS - Menke
3B - Caminiti
LF - Cruz
CF - Wynn
RF - Staub
Reserves - Cedeno, Watson, Garner, Doran, Rader, L. Gonzalez, Cliff Johnson (Backup C!)
SP - Oswalt, Richard, Hampton, Scott, Dierker
P - Wagner, D. Smith, K. Forsch, D. Wilson, J. Niekro
Nolan Ryan goes to the Angels in this scenario...
Shouldn't Caminiti then go to the Padres?
I wasn't sure Musial had the arm for right, but it's worth it in any case to keep Mize's bat in the lineup. Deal.
17. cardsfanboy Posted: October 06, 2012 at 03:40 PM (#4256888)
The Cardinals would be
LF Brock(I acknowledge his war isn't the greatest, but you have to put him in as a Cardinal here)
RF Musial(you can put him in several spots of course)
Sp Carpenter(sad but he is in the top ten in war for the cardinal pitchers)
SP Jesse Haines
SP Harry Brechen(?)or Mort Cooper(Wainwright is very close to making this list)
RP Hrabosky(sad, but best choice available....Worrell, Hrabosky, Sutter, Isringhausen, are all interchangeable)
He did play 784 games there in his career
Between Brooks Robinson and Harlond Clift, I think the Orioles may be willing to let you have Decinces.
I also limited myself to Baltimore only but the Browns would certainly add depth with an alternate infield of Sisler, Pratt, Wallace and Clift, Ken Williams in the outfield over Singleton, and Shocker as an upgrade for the rotation.
You probably shouldn't have, the Nationals are going to include either Washington only players or Expos, the standard has been set.
CF - Finley (should not be on Padres above, my mistake)
I think 91 is the Phillies.
RP - Bob Stanley
Papelbon >> Stanley
Players must have the majority of their career value after 1892.
Oh, and I got anal and put together 16 teams already.
Only original 16 teams (including franchise moves – Browns/Baltimore are one franchise, etc.); expansion teams haven’t been around long enough to compete.
Only original 16 teams (including franchise moves – Browns/Baltimore are one franchise, etc.); expansion teams haven’t been around long enough to compete. Players must have the majority of their career value after 1892. Players can only play for one team and are assigned to the team they came up with, unless a player was significantly more notable for his accomplishments for one particular other team. For example, Roger Clemens is assigned to the Red Sox, but Babe Ruth to the Yankees.
Players can play any position they actually played at least 200 games in the Majors or can shift down the spectrum within the IF or OF.
Misirlou, I forgot about Cuyler, so good call, but what about Stephenson? Edit: And what about Reulbach as a pitcher?
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