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The All Free Agents team

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Misc on Jan 08, 2010 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

It’s a tried and true offseason blog post: A team of free agents. And so, here is my 25-man roster of players still on the market.

1. Johnny Damon, LF
2. Orlando Hudson, 2B
3. Miguel Tejada, 3B
4. Vladimir Guerrero, DH
5. Jermaine Dye, RF
6. Adam LaRoche, 1B
7. Bengie Molina, C
8. Reed Johnson, CF
9. Orlando Cabrera, SS  

B. Yorvit Torrealba, C
B. Jerry Hairston Jr., INF
B. Randy Winn, OF
B. Xavier Nady, OF

I cheated a bit and put Tejada at third (though I honestly believe he’ll end up there next season). I went with LaRoche over Russell Branyan at first base, and — unlike Joe Torre in the playoffs – I went with Orlando Hudson over Ron Belliard at second. Picking a bench is tough. I thought about Scott Podsednik because my team is kind of slow, then I remembered it’s a completely fictional team, and in my fictional world, I decided Xavier Nady is coming back healthy as a horse.

1. Ben Sheets, RHP
2. Joel Pineiro, RHP
3. Jarrod Washburn, LHP
4. Jon Garland, RHP
5. Erik Bedard, LHP

B. Jose Valverde, RHP
B. Chad Bradford, RHP
B. Kiko Calero, RHP
B. Brian Shouse, LHP
B. Brett Myers, RHP
B. Will Ohman, LHP
B. John Smoltz, RHP

If only injuries never happened, this team would have a no-doubt ace in Sheets followed by Mark Prior, Chien-Ming Wang, Mark Mulder and Jason Schmidt. Noah Lowry would be hanging out in Triple-A. Instead it’s a questionable version of Sheets followed by some middle or back-of-the-rotation starters. Bedard is in there, but he’d need a caddy for the start of the season, so let’s say Doug Davis gets that job. After Valverde, most of the bullpen is pick and choose whoever you want from a fairly hit-or-miss group of options. 




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