Strasburg's start last night got me wondering, what is your all-time lineup plus rotation? And, although I'm an AL guy, let's go no DH. I'll post mine, you post your own and we'll see how many people put barry bonds in LF to help them win a game with their lives on the line. I didn't go that far back because I simply don't believe hitting or pitching was as difficult in 1900 as it is today.
C: Yogi Berra 1B: Albert Pujols 2B: Jeff Kent (Sorry, Jackie) SS: Alex Rodriguez 3B: Mike Schmidt LF: Barry Bonds CF: Willie Mays RF: Tony Gwynn
SP: Sandy Koufax SP: Randy Johnson SP: Roger Clemens SP: Bob Gibson SP: Pedro Martinez
Yeah, I'm pretty sure I made a stupid argument. Now that i have been thinking about it, I beleive it is just too hard to compare different generations. But that was definately the genration of low ERAs.
RF: Ricky C: Pudge LF: Bonds - not even close. The only other possibility would be to move a Center Fielder over but I'd still take Bones over Griffey. SS: A-Rod 1b: Poolhose CF: Willie 3b: Schmidt - I'm drawing blanks so I'll just take your pick 2b: Kent - Alomar close 2nd (no pun intended)
Pitchers are tough. So many too choose from and so many greats I could easily forget. Hell if I'm going to take anyone I haven't seen, though.
Pedro Orell RJ Lincecomb - It's early but the guy is so freaking filthy Strausburg - speaking of early and speaking of filth, after seeing what I saw on Youtube this morning I gotta take him
I want to punch you in the face so hard right now.
My team would be:
C: Jason Kendall 1B: Darin Erstad 2B: Luis Castillo SS: David Eckstein 3B: Chone Figgins LF: Mark DeRosa CF: Aaron Rowand RF: Juan Pierre
We would be the scrappiest bunch of scrappers in the history of scrappiness. We would play the game right, do the little things and grit and grind and all that other stuff. And we would lose every game. But newspaper writers would fucking love us.
And I know Juan Pierre is a leftfielder. It would just be hilarious watching him try to throw out a runner going from first to third.
Those guys would be a lot of fun to watch at least. I like that style of baseball. But you should throw Manny Ramirez in there somewhere. Not because your team lacks power, but so he can jog around the field saying "What's the big hurry, guys?"