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The All-Alphabet MLB Team


Pedro Cerrano

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Borrowing from Paul's thread here, I went ahead and did an all-MLB alphabet team. The basic premise, if you didn't see the other thread, is that you need to fill a 25-man roster using one letter from the alphabet for each player. Here is my team...

1B: Gehrig

2B: Hornsby

3B: Schmidt

SS: Wagner

C: Carter

OF: Ruth

OF: Mays

OF: Bonds

BN: Utley

BN: Ott

BN: DiMaggio

BN: Tejada

BN: Varitek

SP: Young

SP: Koufax

SP: Lemon

SP: Alexander

SP: Palmer

RP: Zumaya

RP: Nen

RP: Todd Jones

RP: Fingers

RP: Quantrill

RP: Isringhausen

RP: Eckersley

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Borrowing from Paul's thread here, I went ahead and did an all-MLB alphabet team. The basic premise, if you didn't see the other thread, is that you need to fill a 25-man roster using one letter from the alphabet for each player. Here is my team...

1B: Gehrig

2B: Hornsby

3B: Schmidt

SS: Wagner

C: Carter

OF: Ruth

OF: Mays

OF: Bonds

BN: Utley

BN: Ott

BN: DiMaggio

BN: Tejada

BN: Varitek

SP: Young

SP: Koufax

SP: Lemon

SP: Alexander

SP: Palmer

RP: Zumaya

RP: Nen

RP: Todd Jones

RP: Fingers

RP: Quantrill

RP: Isringhausen

RP: Eckersley

The name that sticks out to me is Todd Jones. I think you should make Grover Cleveland Alexander your long man, stick Walter Johnson in the rotation, and axe Jones.

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The name that sticks out to me is Todd Jones. I think you should make Grover Cleveland Alexander your long man, stick Walter Johnson in the rotation, and axe Jones.

Eh he's one of the all time leaders in saves. I could what you suggested, and the team would be miles and miles better, but it sorta goes against the spirit of the idea.

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Eh he's one of the all time leaders in saves. I could what you suggested, and the team would be miles and miles better, but it sorta goes against the spirit of the idea.

Yeah, that makes sense. I guess I saw the name and just thought it was a waste of a J.

Alexander did have 96 non-starts and 32 career saves, so I thought it might be passable.

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I cheated a little on the pitching staff by bouncing two guys into the bullpen.

CF-Mays

2B-Hornsby

LF-Williams

1B-Pujols

RF-Aaron

3B-Schmidt

SS-Ripken

C-Bench

Walter Johnson

Koufax

Feller

Clemens

Cyrus Young

C-Dickey; 1B-Gerhig; 2B-Utley; SS-3B Tejada; OF-Lofton (I might need to steal a base late in the game)

Bullpen:

Eckersly

Quissenberry

Nen

Issringhausen

Zito

Frank Viola

Orosco (for that final strike out in the World Series)

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Current Day:

RF-Ichiro (does he count for I?)

SS-Tulowitzki

C-Mauer

1B-Pujols

DH-Dunn

LF-Braun

3B-Zimmerman

2B-Utley

CF-Ellsbury

Halladay

Lincecum

Oswalt

Santana

Verlander

C-Jaso; SS-2B Andrus; 1B-3B Youkilis; OF-Quinten

Bullpen

Wilson

Feliz

Nathan

Gio Gonzalez

Rauch

Kuo

Camp

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1B: Pujols

2B: Morgan

SS: Wagner

3B: Schmidt

C: Gibson

LF: Bonds

CF: Charleston

RF: Ruth

BN: DiMaggio

BN: Ott

BN: A. Vaughn

BN: Utley

BN: Torre

SP: W. Johnson

SP: Alexander

SP: Young

SP: Nichols

SP: Koufax

RP: Feller

RP: Isringhausen

RP: Zumaya

RP: Lyle

RP: Hoffman

RP: Quisenberry

RP: Eckersley

Arguably the best player at each position around the diamond including SP. Two other potential top 5 SP's ever along with two top 15 or so SP's. I did include a top 15 or so SP in my pen as my swingman and have three of the all time great relievers finishing games.

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CF- Cobb

DH- Williams

1B- Pujols

RF- Ruth

3B- Schmidt

LF- Bonds

SS- Yount

2B- Utley

C - Gehringer

OF- DiMaggio

OF- Ichiro (it's the name on the back of his jersey:D)

C - Varitek

IF- Tejada

1B- Murray

SP- Johnson

SP- Koufax

SP- Feller

SP- Alexander

SP- Lincecum

CL- Eckersley

RP- Hoffman

RP- Nathan

RP- Quisenberry

RP- Zumaya

RP- Orosco

Great idea, this was fun. I went with a 6 man bullpen, since my SP should be able to hold up.

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