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Postby BaseballEncyclopedia » Sat Nov 11, 2006 11:08 pm

I just read Larry Dierker's book "My Team"(a great read, by the way ;-D ) and was inspired to make my own 2 25-man rosters from his candidates. Now, I want yours. You pick a starter and a backup at each position, a 5-man rotation, and 4 guys in the bullpen(trust me, that's all you'll need). You can only pick from the candidates provided.

Catcher: Lance Parrish, Carlton Fisk, Mike Piazza, Johnny Bench, Tim Mccarver, Gary Carter, Ivan Rodriguez

First Base: Eddie Murray, Willie Stargell, Andres Gallaraga, Jeff Bagwell, Don Mattingly, Jeff Bagwell, Frank Thomas, Keith Hernandez, Jim Thome, Harmon Killebrew, Orlando Cepeda, Willie Mccovey

Second Base: Bobby Grich, Jeff Kent, Roberto Alomar, Joe Morgan, Ryne Sandberg, Craig Biggio, Rod Carew

Third Base: Brooks Robinson, Eddie Mathews, Wade Boggs, Mike Schmidt, Ron Santo, George Brett, Chipper Jones

Shortstop: Barry Larkin, Ozzie Smith, Alan Trammel, Robin Yount, Cal Ripken Jr., Ernie Banks, Derek Jeter, Alex Rodriguez(yes, at short)

Left Field: Billy Williams, Lou Brock, Frank Robinson, Tim Raines, Carl Yastremski, Rickey Henderson

Center Field: Jim Edmonds, Andy Van Slyke, Kirby Puckett, Mickey Mantle, Bernie Williams, Ken Griffey Jr., Willie Mays, Fred Lynn, Cesar Cedeno, Dale Murphy

Right Field: Andre Dawson, Gary Sheffield, Al Kaline, Dave Winfield, Hank Aaron, Roberto Clemente, Tony Gwynn

Starting Pitcher: Phil Niekro, Pedro Martinez, Roger Clemens, Nolan Ryan, Ferguson Jenkins, Greg Maddux, Randy Johnson, Tom Seaver, Don Sutton, Gaylord Perry, Steve Carlton, Bob Gibson, Juan Marichal, Jim Palmer, John Smoltz

Relief Pitcher: John Smoltz, Phil Niekro(Smoltz and Niekro can be used one way or the other, but not both), Rod Beck, Roberto Hernandez, John Wetteland, Jeff Reardon, Randy Myers, Rick Aguilera, John Franco, Lee Smith, Bruce Sutter, Tom Henke, Goose Gossage, Robb Nen, Mariano Rivera, Billy Wagner, Trevor Hoffman, Rollie Fingers, Dennis Eckersley

I will put up my teams once a few of you have done the same.
Note: The candidaes were not listed in any pre-determined order.
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Postby Tavish » Sun Nov 12, 2006 12:20 am

Strange candidates in some cases.

C - Johnny Bench
1B - Frank Thomas
2B - Joe Morgan
SS - A-Rod
3B - George Brett
RF - Hank Aaron
CF - Mickey Mantle
LF - Frank Robinson
SP - Pedro Martinez, Roger Clemens, Greg Maddux, Steve Carlton, Randy Johnson
RP - Rivera, Hoffman, Eck, Wetteland

Hard to pass on Tom Terrific, but I want another Lefty to go along with Carlton so RJ makes the team. Gibson v Maddux is a tough call but I've got enough fireballers already. Pedro gets my Game 1 start, at his best there has never been any better.

Mantle vs Mays is a battle I'm always going back and forth on but I'll take Mantle here because I have way too many RH hitters on the team. Brett over Schmidt for the same reason.

2B - Morgan L
SS - ARod R
CF - Mantle S
RF - Aaron R
3B - Brett L
LF - Robinson R
1B - Thomas
C - Bench R
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Postby Pogotheostrich » Sun Nov 12, 2006 9:07 am

Catcher: Johnny Bench, Ivan Rodriguez

First Base: Jeff Bagwell, Frank Thomas

Second Base: Joe Morgan, Craig Biggio,

Third Base: Mike Schmidt, George Brett

Shortstop: Alex Rodriguez, Robin Yount,

Left Field: Rickey Henderson, Frank Robinson

Center Field: Willie Mays, Mickey Mantle,

Right Field: Hank Aaron, Roberto Clemente,

Starting Pitcher: Pedro Martinez, Roger Clemens, Greg Maddux, Randy Johnson, Bob Gibson

Relief Pitcher: Goose Gossage, Mariano Rivera, Trevor Hoffman, Rollie Fingers
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Postby raiders_umpire » Sun Nov 12, 2006 10:19 am

Catcher: Mike Piazza, Johnny Bench
First Base: Eddie Murray, Frank Thomas
Second Base: Joe Morgan, Rod Carew
Third Base: Wade Boggs, Mike Schmidt
Shortstop: Barry Larkin, Alex Rodriguez
Left Field: Lou Brock, Rickey Henderson
Center Field: Mickey Mantle, Willie Mays
Right Field: Hank Aaron, Roberto Clemente

Starting Pitcher: Pedro Martinez, Roger Clemens, Greg Maddux, Steve Carlton, Bob Gibson
Relief Pitcher: John Smoltz, Mariano Rivera, Trevor Hoffman, Dennis Eckersley
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Postby BaseballEncyclopedia » Tue Nov 14, 2006 1:16 am

I know they're strange candidates, but hey, Dierker picked 'em. I didn't.
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Postby Idahofan1 » Thu Nov 16, 2006 10:59 pm

catcher- bench, fisk
first- mccovey, cepeda
second- morgan, carew
third- schmidt, brooks
ss- ripken, banks
lf- frank robinson, yaz
cf- mays, mantle
rf- aaron, clemente
sp- carlton, gibson, ryan, seaver, clemens
rp- sutter, gossage, rivera, hoffman

lineup
Morgan
Robinson
Mays
Aaron
mccovey
schmidt
bench
ripken
gibson

For DH, i would have to go with mickey mantle
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Postby Old_Style » Fri Nov 17, 2006 10:05 pm

Lineup
1. Joe Morgan
2. Alex Rodriguez
3. Frank Robinson
4. Mickey Mantle
5. Brooks Robinson
6. Roberto Clemente
7. Frank Thomas
8. Johnny Bench
9. Pitcher

Bench
Carlton Fisk
Orlando Cepeda
Roberto Alomar
Mike Schmidt
Barry Larkin
Lou Brock
Ken Griffey Jr.
Hank Aaron

Starting Rotation
1. Roger Clemens
2. Pedro Martinez
3. Steve Carlton
4. Nolan Ryan
5. Randy Johnson

Bullpen
MR- John Wetteland
MR- John Franco
SU- Trevor Hoffman
CL- Mariano Rivera
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Postby Old_Style » Sat Nov 18, 2006 11:41 am

i heard about the book when it came out but never gave a thought to reading it. maybe i should give it a look.
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Postby ayebatter » Tue Nov 21, 2006 1:40 am

catcher - Piazza / Bench
1st base - Murray / Killebrew
2nd base- Kent / Sandberg
3rd base - Brett / Schmidt
shortstop - Arod / Yount
left field - Robinson / Henderson
centerfield- Mays / Mantle
rightfield - Kaline / Aaron

starter - Seaver
starter - Pedro
starter - Clemens
starter - Gibson
starter - Marichal

relief - Smoltz
relief - Mariano
relief - Smith
relief - Hoffman
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Postby BaseballEncyclopedia » Wed Nov 22, 2006 4:26 pm

Old_Style wrote:i heard about the book when it came out but never gave a thought to reading it. maybe i should give it a look.

Absolutely. It's a great read and it actually caused me to make my own 2 25-man teams and this thread.
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