My Dream Team

We have been down this road before, but to me it never gets old.  With the NBA draft coming up in just a few hours, I thought this would be a fun exercise for everyone to play GM today.  You have just been appointed the general manager of the (insert your favorite team here.)  You have no manager, no coaches and no major league roster.  You have your choice of any player, from any team, as well as any coach/manager from any team.  You also get your choice of any home field (Past and Present) to play your games at.  Go ahead Mr. General Manager make your selections. 

My Starting Rotation: (1) Danny Haren (2) Joba Chamberlain (3) Edinson Volquez (4) Andrew Miller (5) Rick Porcello

Bullpen: Jonathan Broxton, Brandon Morrow, Carlos Marmol, Joshua Fields and Brian Fuentes

Long Man: Dana Eveland

Closer: Huston Street

C: Russell Martin
1B: Lance Berkman "The Big Puma"
2B: Chase Utley
3B: David Wright
SS: Troy Tulowitzki
LF: Carl Crawford
CF: Josh Hamilton
RF: Hunter Pence
DH: Derek Jeter (Remember, this is MY team.  You’ll have your turn!)

Bench: Brian Schneider, Casey Kotchman, John McDonald, Carlos Gomez and Jay Bruce

Manager: Mike Scioscia
Pitching Coach: Dave Duncan
Hitting Coach: Donald (Arthur) Mattingly
Bench Coach: Willie Randolph   
1st Base Coach: Tony Pena
3rd Base Coach: Larry Bowa

Home Stadium: Minute Maid Park – Houston

10 comments… add one
  • Where’s Phil Hughes? =P

    Lar June 26, 2008, 2:35 pm
  • Why not… but I’m just going to do pitchers, mgr and field.
    My rotation:
    Santana-(a healthy)Pedro-Maddux-

    ChrisYF June 26, 2008, 3:53 pm
  • Boss came in and I hit the wrong button. Sorry to waste the space, I’ll try to finish my thought later.

    ChrisYF June 26, 2008, 3:55 pm
  • I’m going the distance, I’m going for speed, I’m going for a perpetual dynasty.
    Starting Rotation: (1) Joba Chamberlain (2) Brandon Webb (3) Edinson Volquez (4) David Price (5) Charlie Zink (gotta have a knuckleballer)
    Bullpen: Jonathan Broxton, Papsmear, Joakim Soria, Matt Capps, B.J. Ryan, and Bobby Jenks
    Closer: Mariano Rivera (he’ll pitch till he’s fifty in my world)
    C: Brian McCann
    1B: Joey Votto
    2B: Robi Cano
    3B: Evan Longoria
    SS: Hanley Ramirez
    LF: Carlos Quentin
    CF: Grady Sizemore
    RF: Nick Markakis
    DH: Matt Holliday
    Bench: Kurt Suzuki, Edwin Encarnacion, J.J. Hardy, B.J. Upton, Jacoby Ellsbury
    Manager: Terry Francona
    Pitching Coach: Sandy Koufax
    Hitting Coach: Ted Williams
    Bench Coach: The Original AttackGerbil
    1st Base Coach: Tony Pena
    3rd Base Coach: Larry Bowa

    A YF June 26, 2008, 4:22 pm
  • Starting Rotation (All Southpaws): (1) Scott Kazmir (2) Francisco Liriano (3) Cliff Lee (4) Andrew Miller (5) Tom Gorzelanny (only starting in home games)
    Bullpen: Heath Bell, Jared Burton, Carlos Marmol, George Sherrill and Joey Devine
    Long Man: Kason Gabbard
    Closer: Joakim Soria
    C: Brian McCann
    1B: Adrian Gonzalez
    2B: Chase Utley
    3B: Ryan Braun
    SS: Hanley Ramirez
    LF: Carl Crawford
    CF: Hunter Pence
    RF: Matt Holliday
    DH: Manny Ramirez
    Bench: Yunel Escobar, Chone Figgins, Nate McLouth, Kelly Johnson and Ryan Doumit
    Manager: Tito Francona
    Pitching Coach: Vida Blue
    Hitting Coach: Ron “Papa Jack” Jackson
    Bench Coach: Gabe Kapler
    1st Base Coach: Mike Coolbaugh (RIP)
    3rd Base Coach: Manny Acta
    Home Stadium: PNC Park – Pittsburgh

    sf rod June 26, 2008, 5:03 pm
  • John:
    Is this for a year, two years, five years?
    Serious question.

    SF June 26, 2008, 5:26 pm
  • It’s for as long as they continue to play the game. Which is hopefully forever!

    John - YF June 26, 2008, 6:05 pm
  • Starting Rotation:
    Scott Kazmir, Edinson Volquez, Joba Chamberlain, Felix Hernandez, Tim Lincecum.
    Bullpen: Francisco Rodriguez, Joakim Soria, Brad Lidge, Carlos Marmol, Brandon Morrow, Kerry Wood (assuming here that his arm will indeed hold up in a relief role).
    Closer: Jonathan Papelbon
    C: Brian McCann
    1B: Albert Pujols
    2B: Chase Utley
    3B: David Wright
    SS: Hanley Ramirez
    LF: Ryan Braun
    CF: Grady Sizemore
    RF: Josh Hamilton
    DH: Alex Rodriguez (figuring he can hold his elite level even longer if he doesn’t have to play the field)
    Bench: Jacoby Ellsbury, Jay Bruce, Chone Figgins (supersub), Joe Mauer, B.J. Upton
    Manager: Terry Francona
    Pitching Coach: Dave Duncan
    Hitting Coach: Papa Jack
    Bench Coach: Gabe Kapler (stealing from sf rod here, but we all love Kapler)
    1st Base Coach: El Bencho (we all know Millar will end up back with the Sox eventually)
    3rd Base Coach: Larry Bowa
    Home Stadium: PNC Park – Pittsburgh. Gorgeous.

    Anonymous June 26, 2008, 6:16 pm
  • While we’re have it, let’s assume my team will remain injury-free!
    SP: Joba, Greinke, Harden, Kazmir, Peavy
    RP: Marmol, Braxton, Lidge, Scheizer, Nathan
    CL: Mo. He’ll pitch with his head in a jar if he has to. =)
    C: Martin
    1B: Howard
    2B: Utley
    SS: Steve Drew
    3B: Wright
    LF: Crawford
    CF: Ellsbury
    RF: Braun
    DH: ARod
    Bench: McCann, Escobar, Figgins, Tulowitzki, Markakis
    I’m too lazy to do the coaches.
    Home Stadium: Something whacky and new.

    Lar June 26, 2008, 6:19 pm
  • The blank one above Lar was me – TypePad loves to sign me out, apparently.

    Micah-SF June 26, 2008, 6:20 pm

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